Taylor Swift changes ‘Folklore’ merchandise after Black-owned fashion brand accuses her team of ripping off their design - GulfToday

Taylor Swift changes ‘Folklore’ merchandise logo after Black-owned fashion brand accuses her team of ripping off their design

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Taylor Swift performs at London's O2 Arena. TNS

Taylor Swift acted swiftly when she got accused of stealing the logo of a Black woman’s fashion brand for the merchandise of her surprise new album “Folklore.”

The singer has subsequently changed the design of her “Folklore” products.


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Amira Rasool, who owns New York City-based The Folklore, noted on July 24 that Swift’s logo on her new album merch looked a lot like The Folklore’s logo and refused to just shake it off.

“I am sharing my story to bring light to the trend of large companies/celebrities copying the work of small minority-owned business owners,” Rasool wrote in an Instagram post.

Taylor Swift 3 "Folklore," Taylor swift's eighth album. AP

“I am not going to let this blatant theft go unchecked.”

Swift, however, did not ignore Rasool like an old cardigan under someone’s bed.

The copycat merch has been removed from Swift’s website, and her team said that none of it had actually been manufactured or shipped yet.

“I commend Taylor’s team for recognizing the damage the merchandise caused to my company,” Rasool wrote in a follow-up post.

“I recognize that she has been a strong advocate for women protecting their creative rights, so it was good to see her team is on the same page.”

Swift responded to the tweet, saying she admired Rasool’s work and that she’d donated money to the Black in Fashion Council, which launches Aug. 3.

Rasool publicly thanked Swift.

It appears there is no Bad Blood here.

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