I recently discovered a Chinese company, Janice Paper, has been copying and re-selling my invitation designs without my permission. They are not using my designs for inspiration, instead they are completely copying and claiming the designs as their own. This is of course upsetting. Here is a picture of a design of mine from 2016 that Janice Paper copied and released for sale in February of 2017.
It’s pretty much exactly the same, right?
I could go on and on and on about how this upsets me and tell you more what I am doing about it. Instead I would like to take a moment to inform you why you should support a business like mine, instead of buying cheap Chinese products.
At first glance of Janice Paper’s website and facebook page, it may seem they are an American company. If you take the time to look closer, you will see they have an about page that explains about their factories in China. As a consumer, I urge you to do your homework. Why is this important? Because companies like this are not honest….they stole my work without my permission….this is not ok. If you purchase a product from them, you are are saying you are ok with stealing. This is ethically wrong, and I am sure you would be pretty upset if this happened to you.
Also, it is my belief that their products are not made as well as mine. And even more important, you will not get a high level of customer service from a company like Janice Paper, like you would from a small American company like mine, Sofia Invitations and Prints.
You are purchasing a product for your big day, your wedding day. Do you want a fantastically made product? Do you want a caring person making your product, a person that really cares about you and your big day? Well that’s me, not Janice Paper.
If you feel strongly about this matter, please use the power of social media and leave Janice Paper a poor review on Facebook. You can do this here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JanicePaperArt/reviews/
I will continue to make unique, beautiful, expertly crafted designs for you.