I finally got an email back from someone at Forever 21. However, It seemed like a generic, automated email, the same one everyone else who raised a stink about this issue got.
‘This 21Men’s graphic tee was purchased from a third party vendor and as soon we received word we removed the item from our inventory and contacted our vendor.’
This is not good enough. I want compensation, an apology, and a more detailed explanation as to how this happened. Forever 21 and other huge clothing corporations need to be more vigilant about finding the source of their designs, and make sure their images aren’t stolen from hardworking independent artists.
I’m not gonna let this go. Who knows how many other artists are being ripped off like this?
Thanks so much for your support, everyone.