Hi! I'm Jason Goldberg,
Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Fab. I write here periodically.

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Knock-Offs Are Bad Design

Here at Fab.com we’re all about good design.

Authenticity is part of our soul.

We guarantee that every product we sell is authentic and that we are authorized to sell it.

We offer our own unique graphic designs on website.

Everything is home grown and original.

That’s what good design is all about.

Being true to designers, creators, and customers.

That’s why I take it as a personal offense when I see would-be competitors just blatantly and openly rip us off.

In the last month we’ve seen no less than 7 Fab copycats.

3 of them have gone as far as to copy almost exactly key elements of our website design.

We’ve come across screenshots from these copycats that include our own design elements and even our own Fab employees.

The worst offender is a new company, bamarang, operating out of the UK and Germany from the infamous Rocket Internet - Samwer brothers.  Their site is not just a copycat, it’s frankly just stealing our unique Fab design elements. 

Fab Design

bamarang rip-off

Fab Design

bamarang rip-off

Let me put bamarang and the other copycats on notice. Ripping someone off is not going to work in this space. Knock-offs are just bad design. Users will see right through it. Such tactics may work in some industries, but not in design.

In design, customers are smart and customers value real authenticity.

Do something original or don’t do anything at all.