I want to thank you all for being so supportive and appreciating my bag designs. I love it that you all keep coming back for more of my bags and are enjoying my new designs and fabrics!
I just wanted to let all of you know that I have discovered that there is someone in Santa Cruz that copying my designs and selling them. :(
Yes, I do sell patterns of a few of my designs for people to create their own bag. These are for creating a bag for yourself and not for resale. There is a disclaimer right on the patterns stating that as such. My backpack style is not in pattern form and won't be. This is my signature design which is solely for my creating and selling.
I stand by my quality of my designs and my workmanship 100%. And I hope all of you will not be swayed by any knock offs.
I am sad that this person has to copy my work and does not just come up with her own style. I will offer this person to come in my studio and meet with me. I would like to discuss my helping her on creating her own designs.