Unknown japanese fabric brand vs. Women’Secret

A friend of mine just received these pants from women’secret for her birthday. Being (like myself) a quilter and a collector of japanese quilting fabrics, she immediately noticed the resemblance to one of her favorite prints, depicting the well-known Hansel and Gretel fairytale. Unlike similar cases, in which the copied design was in the public domain, this japanese fabric is not vintage and can be bought online from many fabric retailers. See for yourselves:

The original Japanese fabric (bigger here):
Japanese quilting fabric

women'secret fabric

women'secret fabric


  • straight rip

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  • Alot of fashion company’s go to india to source pattern fabric from suppliers, they then buy rolls from the supplier and make prodction using a existing design. So essentially there are fabrics that are used across alot of brands. B U T!!! This one is RIPPED because it’s not the original, it’s a copy, straight up. But I do think it’s a bit iffy, washy, grey area and all those cliches.

    Fuck fashion is all I’ll say – too easy to rip and get away with it.

  • I am given to understand that fabric copying from Japan and China has become a big concern for the established brands like Scalamandre, Brunschwig & Fils, Manuel Canovas and many others.

    I do buy online from a store at http://www.iluvfabrix.com but I know that everything they sell is the genuine article, rather than cheaper copies.

    You always have to know your sources well and then trust your sources.


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