The owner of the brand The Folklore, a company that sells exclusively products from Africa and the diaspora on its website, expressed concern that the Swift merch logo bore a resemblance to its own. On July 24, she tweeted, “Wait, linger. Taylor Swift, it’s one thing to use the name ‘Folklore,’ but are we stealing Black Women’s logos here, too?”
“I’m sharing my story to highlight the trend of large companies / celebrities copying the work of small business owners who belong to a minority. I’m not going to let this blatant theft go unchecked,” she added on Instagram.
After the matter was resolved the next day, Rassol told thousands of her supporters that her lawyers were talking to Taylor to determine “the next steps are needed to rectify the situation.”;