I have found more Artisans that were Stolen From on Etsy and Artfire and I am continuing to Alert them. Some say, "Oh there is Nothing we can do" BUT There is, we must hold a vigil against these Thieves. They make it look like WE are buying mass produced items and selling them as Handmade.
Please see my Blogg on my incident here:
You need to sign into the Alibaba website to make a formal complaint, or use your FB to sign in. I have started a FB page "Alibaba.com Contributes to Theft of Artisans" if you want to upload screenshots of your Thefts and help me to Alert other Artists to this issue.
It is Always Best to watermark your pictures in some way, however... like MY Thief, they can remove it to post the picture. But our Venues (Etsy, Artfire) should have proper proof of when we first uploaded the picture in our listing. Apparently this has been going on for some time with this company, here are more interesting links to read up on:
US Senator Stabenow investigating Chinese jewelry rip-off
Miss Lehmens Blog about the above incident:
Thank you for listening, and Please Arm Yourself with Knowledge and Pass it along.
Your friendly neighborhood Spiderwrulf