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    "swimtails" anyone heard of em?

    Hey all, I have been doing Market research into all the main fabric tail makers. Trying to decide who would be the best and most affordable/reliable for my company to do a large order with. In my journey I came across
    "Swimtails"
    Wondering if anyone has heard of them? They seem really new and I can't find much info yet. Just curious if anyone has insider knowledge and happens to know the owners or anything like that

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/swimtails/timeline

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    http://www.swimtails.com/

    thanks~

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    Have you tried dialing their main number Raina? It looks like a pretty professional website.
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    Im looking for community references...

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    I've talked to them a bit! Still don't know much about them, though.


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    I just saw where they've ripped off Lotus_Blossom's tail design! Looks like Arion said something that they replied to (replied to me too) on instagram saying they came up with it on their own.

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    I'M FURIOUS!

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    Abby of Finfolk posted this morning about their Dory design being taken as well (it has since been taken down, but they are still apparently claiming that it wasn't copied from Finfolk. Ridiculous lie). So sad to see hard work taken this way.
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    They just messaged me on Pinterest saying they have no idea what I'm talking about or who I am.

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    to be fair, I'm not defending anyone here, but the "Dory" design is an actual fish, the blue tang.


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    They just added a full-body clownfish design. I'm sure I've seen that design swim before. A clownfish is obviously something reasonable to draw inspiration from, but the full body thing is unique and I'm sure I've seen it it made by a mer before...

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    Stella the Siren I think, hers looked like a full body tail but it was a full body swimsuit worn under her tail. unless you've seen others?


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    Ahh.. I think that's where I've seen it. I feel silly now, lol.

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    Debating whether they took Raven's Clown Fish design as well or just made a clown fish tail. I guess they look different enough in the subtle ways you can make clownfish look different. It's not as blatantly obvious of a copy as Finfolks or Pearlie's/ Lotus'. On that note I think they deleted Arion's comment because I can't see it. I did comment, which I beleive got me promptly banned as I now can't see any of their photos

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    Also I think everyone is so familiar with Raven's clownfish tail, that's what my brain thought of straight away.
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    "There's a Porpoise right behind us and he's treading on my tail!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidofthelabyrinth View Post
    to be fair, I'm not defending anyone here, but the "Dory" design is an actual fish, the blue tang.


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    It's one thing to be inspired by a fish/flower/insect, but this is a blue tang. The design above is a direct ripoff of the Finfolk tail.
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    Now I've got a back and forth going on pinterest.

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    You kick their ass Pealie! I'd love to see that conversation haha.

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    Yeah they blocked me and deleted my comment haha (she finds out by stalking them via private instagram rather than mermaid one mwahaha.)

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    The fact is they're obviously looking at other tails for some of the designs they have put out. ie, the lotus tail, the blue tang tail. and then there are the obvious things like their moon pool tail (I think most of us recognise a mako tail when we see one) and the Electric neon merman from their instagram is obviously copied the male tail from the same series.

    and just to be knitpicky you look at the fluke shapes and some of them are very similar of the standard merbellas fluke...I know fluke shape is a hard one to fault because there are only so many ways to go with it, and the fact that the well know tail makers keep pumping them out means the pool is getting smaller.
    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a Whiting to a Snail
    "There's a Porpoise right behind us and he's treading on my tail!"


    Tail making progress http://mernetwork.com/index/showthre...-making-a-tail

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    They've just deleted all the comments on the lotus tail on pinterest...And I didn't get screenshots!

    PS: I'm blocked from their instagram now, too.
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    Go get 'em, Pearlie!

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