To no one’s surprise, fast-fashion juggernaut Forever21 has just been named in another copyright-infringement suit, this time at the hands of eco-conscious, indie label Feral Childe. Again, to no one’s surprise, the print in question, pictured above left, does indeed look identical to Feral Childe’s original Teepees print, above right.
Actually the only surprise is that, sadly, given Forever21‘s track record for winning suits, the retailer may get away scot-free–But not if Eliza Starbuck has anything to say about it. The Brooklyn-based designer started an online petition with Change.org to help ensure Feral Childe’s pleas are heard. Yesterday, we caught up with Starbuck to ask her how she got involved, and why she thinks this time, Forever21 might actually listen.