Fashion Tort

I’m a fan of BAYO. I’ve been buying stuff there for like years already. I buy from them for gifts. Plus, I love their bags, bikinis, and footwear.

But now look at this I just found out that they’ve been stealing foreign artists’ work to sell on their Kids of Bayo t-shirts!

BAYO Protest!

Imagine that! How awful.

It’s not just the T-shirts, they used it on shopping bags too!

Intellectual property is something that we must value. Intellectual property theft is a big problem in our country.

I can’t believe BAYO is profiting from someone else’s intellectual property! Hmp. I’ve been recommending BAYO to almost everyone and now this! How could BAYO do this? Could they not do anything original?

They’re abusive too since Emma, whose work was used, is Japanese and couldn’t understand English a lot. Tsk tsk. These Japanese illustrators are at a great disadvantage because they do not speak English very well and cannot stand up to the cruelly silent companies who violate their rights. BAYO thinks they could escape a legal settlement?

So let’s all help Emma and all those that are plagiarized.

By the way, here’s Emma’s response regarding this:

Subject: I’m EMMA

hello! I’m EMMA(illustrator)

I heard that my thing was a topic with your WEB, and came here.

BAYO is a really bad company.

I get angry very much, and then I am troubled.

I warned them. But, BAYO doesn’t do an apology to me.

They don’t reflect.

BAYO It will keep using my illustration surely.

Because it lives in Japan, I can’t confirm it.

If you see my illustration being used by BAYO. Won’t you report it to me? It asks for it. PLease!!

P.S I am not so good at English. I am sorry.

We should help!!!

[The following is verbatim from hellopanda_‘s LJ.]


1.) Be more informed. You can read more about this issue here and here.

2.) Make a post on your LJ/tabulas/blog whatever, you can even use the image I created (the src url is JUST SPREAD THE WORD! More people have to know about this, and BAYO should know that we know what is happening! They will not get away with what they did by just ignoring the issue and hoping it will go away!

3.) You can email BAYO at and tell them that we are not going to let our nationality and pride be dragged down because of their underhanded doings!

4.) Do not support the Kids of Bayo line. Would you really like to work hard on something, then have someone sell it in the middle of the night and make profit after profit? I don’t think so! Please don’t let them continue with their stealing. Every time you buy a Kids of Bayo shirt, you are telling BAYO it’s okay to steal!


Got this from Lourisse. Thanks.



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