Taylor Swift's team, now, deals with the accusations thrown against the singer for, allegedly, stealing her "folklore" merch logo from a Black designer. The group issued an official statement to address the issue and clear things out.
In the statement given to Good Morning America, Swift's representative said the artist Amira Rasool's complaint about the specific use of the word "the" before "folklore album" on some of the folklore album merchandise "was of concern." They then assured that no merchandise using the word "the" before "folklore album" had been "manufactured or sent out."
So, with sincere intentions, they honored Rasool's request by changing the logo. People who have ordered the said merchandise with the word "the" before the "folklore album" would receive their purchase with a change in design.
The designer then thanked Swift and her team on Twitter for resolving the issue. She praised the 30-year-old singer-songwriter's group for "recognizing" the harm that her merchandise caused to her company, The Folklore brand.
Knowing Swift is an "advocate for women" who protect their creative rights, Rasool is happy to know that her team is also on the same page. Previously, E! News noted that the designer expressed her concerns about her logo, having a striking resemblance to the songstress' emblem.
She called out the pop giant on a tweet, accusing her of stealing "Black women's logos." Rasool's brand, The Folklore, sells clothes, homeware, and different items in Africa.
Rasool added that she shared her story to reveal the alleged trend of celebrities and big companies imitating the work of "small minority-owned business owners." After Swift and her team solved the issue, she revealed her lawyers are now communicating with the other party's legal team to know what would be the next step to do to completely resolve the case.
According to Vanity Fair, Swift and her team quickly rebranded her merchandise logo in response to Rasool's complaint. She changed the name of her merchandise from "The Folklore" to only "Folklore, "removing the word "the," which the designer complained about for causing confusion to her clients.
Swift's newly dropped album was simply named Folklore, so in an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Rasool questioned why her merchandise had to be called The Folklore. The hitmaker sells sweatshirts, shirts, and cardigans to promote her new LP.
With Swift and her team's quick response to change the logo, Rasool commended them for doing so. However, she believed there should be a conversation about big companies using small businesses' work, which she said damaging, not just a single designer but all the brands they had worked with.