How Fast Fashion Gets Away With Piracy

In a culture where everyone wants everything now, it’s no surprise that fast fashion is giving designers a run for their money. Before traditional labels are even done with their show, high-street shops are copying their designs, slapping their own tag on it and selling it to customers. And it’s not just high school and college girls looking for the latest trends. With the growing popularity of mixing high and low, almost every woman has a few pieces from Zara, H&M and Topshop in her closet. So how do designers fight back? Can they? With fast fashion stores pirating designs left and right, it’s impossible to think there aren't some laws in place to protect luxury brands and designers from having their originals stolen. The problem is fashion isn’t protected by copyright laws—as far as the government is concerned design theft is completely legal.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications including ABC News, Popsugar, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Living and CityGirlGoneMom. Marissa is an avid traveler and is always looking to visit somewhere new or unexplored. Her unique lifestyle has given way to her...(Read More)

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