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How will these affect Burdastyle?

For the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, read more: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/fashion-incubator-a-good-idea-while-it-lasted/ If even big names are being caught on this, what price the small independent designers? How will it affect Burdastyle’s open source work ethic?

The CPSIA may be relevant if you want to make clothing for kids: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/category/cpsia/

Can you REALLY test every single component you put into a garment for a child, for all the safety features they mention? The way this is worded, it could apply to presents as much as things you make to sell, and it looks like it could be a nightmare for small time dressmakers like myself, if I worked in or sold to the USA

Can of worms, anyone? Neither is new, but they have troubled me for some time.


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    Nov 13, 2009, 03.18 AMby judeb

    Is this really still an issue in the USA, I thought I heard somewhere that it had failed? what will the world of sewing come to if this happens, it all sounds a bit ridiculus but it could have some very sinister repercusions if it happens!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 09.29 AMby katexxxxxx

    Quite. Read Kathleen’s website (above) and see just what the ramifications are… It was meant to stop cheap imports made without the safety checks in place for things made in the USA, but has been so badly worded that some folk are stopping trading rather than deal with the problems it will cause. And no, I don’t think it has gone away.

    The design piracy thing is even more ridiculous. There are very few really new developments in style: almost everything has been done before..

    We are lucky that in the UK and Europe the CPSIA only applies if we sell to the USA, though it might also be applied to gift items.

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    Feb 4, 2011, 06.06 AMby jenss-1

    I’ve noticed that some suppliers have posted CPSIA compliance statements. It would make sense to buy materials that have their own certification, so to speak. Frankly, because of the product liability potential, it is something to be concerned about.

    As for copyrighting fashion design, I think it is virtually unenforceable. Just my opinion. On the other hand, trademark violations are quite serious. I always wonder if the tourists buying the fake handbags on Canal Street (NYC) know that they are participating in a federal crime.

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