Retailers Drop Supplier for Stealing Artists' Designs

Design News 10.21.13

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In support of independent artists, retailers have dropped Cody Foster ornaments and products from their stores, sites, and catalogs. The wholesaler has allegedly been stealing the designs of small artists, most recently those of illustrator Lisa Congdon. West Elm and Fab.com are among the brands no longer doing business with the Nebraska-based company.

In other news, Urban Outfitters plans a "lifestyle center," and which personality traits are prominent in your state? See the headlines after the jump.

Fab Yanks Items Made By Alleged Design Pirate Cody Foster | Co.Design
Urban Outfitters Is Creating Its Own 'Lifestyle Center' In Pennsylvania | HuffPost Home
There Are Three Americas Hiding Inside Our Country—Which Do You Live In? | Co.Exist

(Image: Lisa Congdon)

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Tara is a Boston-based marketing maven-turned-lifestyle writer, who spends her time thrift shopping, canning, and doing DIY projects.