No biggie. Just wanted to make sure he wasn't selling them. Someone brought that pic to our attention and I asked for some help to figure out if we can prevent it from happening. I think that is something every brand should do, especially since it is illegal and can negatively impact a company monetarily and from a branding perspective.
But I'll address your comments:
1. Diamond is sold everywhere from PacSun to Zumiez. Brand started from nothing and now does 100 million a year in sales. While I'm honored that you would think we are as large as they are, we aren't. We are sold in our own boutiques and a few retail partners. None of which are have more than 1 location or could qualify as a chain by any stretch of the imagination.
2. Sure people make fakes. But in order for them to properly duplicate our "trash" they'd need to cut-and-sew their own T-Shirts since ours are made in our factory with our own patterns. You can spot a fake quite easily. We don't use blanks for anything we make.
Obviously people makes fakes of everything from hand bags to sneakers and everything in between. If your product is easy to replicate then it is on you to make it better so it can't be replicated. And typically people only make fakes if there is a way for them to have those products made for a lot less than that company is charging. That margin between the two is directly related to amount of fakes in the marketplace. If we were using an All-Style blank tee or a Gildan Hoodie to print on it might make sense to make fake pieces of ours. But to go out and have our clothing remade to look like what we sell would cost way too much. Anyone who knows our brand could spot a fake instantly.
To folks who helped, thanks again. You guys are incredibly supportive and while this was just some kid making stuff for himself and we got it all sorted out, it is appreciated.