Artipoppe

Artipoppe

Company
Type(s) of Business
  • Manufacturer/Weaver
Owner(s)
Anna van den Bogert
POC Owned
No
Other Related Business(es)?
No
Website
http://artipoppe.com
Location
Netherlands
Location of Manufacturing
Netherlands
Types of Carriers
  • Woven Wraps
  • Ring Slings
Woven Wrap Type(s)
  • Machine Woven
Costs of Carriers
  • Carriers $250 USD or Above
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 8s
  • None
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 9s
  • None
CCBW Analysis
Cultural Inclusivity
  • PoC are not widely represented in this company's marketing campaigns.
Labor Practices
  • Not enough known information
Environmental Practices
  • Not enough known information
Customer Practices
  • Poor response to negative feedback
  • Unfair Pricing Practices
  • History of Censoring Social Media Complaints
Customer Practices Commentary

They have been called in repeatedly and refuse to acknowledge when they are in the wrong or apologize to marginalized groups of people they hurt. In many people's opinion they continuously use language barriers, translation issues, or claims of artistic expression to dismiss concerns. Owner issued multiple non-apologies, and routinely deletes posts and comments.

Owner allegedly tries to control second-hand market pricing.

Culturally Appropriative Designs
Yes
Resolutions to Appropriation

Multiple wraps named after Hindu gods - Vishnu Rama, Vishnu Mustardy, Hari Vishnu, Vishnu Fata Morgana, Vishnu Maloonigan, Vishnu Pagoda, Vishnu Mantra, Vishnu Marble, Vishnu Goldmine, and many more. No accountability thus far.

Series of wraps in an “Indian Collection”, named after NA nations. Includes Crow Cheyenne, one currently named Eagle may have been Eagle Sioux (renamed), Argus Navajo, Argus Aztec

Other IP Violations
No
Questionable Practices
  • Ableist Behaviors
  • Perpetuating Heteronormativity
  • Lack of Diverse Models
  • Sexism/Objectification of Models
  • Capitalizes on Tragedy/Controversy
  • Culturally Insensitive and/or Racist Behaviors
Resolutions of Questionable Practices

Capitalized off of Nelson Mandela’s death by naming a wrap after Mandela - Supernova Mandela

Ableist name for wrap - Argus Schizophrenic Effect (This was eventually renamed)

Wrap named for smoking - Argus Cigarette

Auction to raise money for Syrian refugees and said “Artipoppe wraps are not made for carrying babies that have nothing, but the love of their caregivers, but the babycarriers and weather covers that can be bought from the money we raise will help them on their grueling journey to find a safe place”

Series of wraps based on Hawaii - Two Birds James Cook, Hawaii Pearl Harbour which was released July 4th, Hawaii Conquest

Used the Malaysian flight crash to prop up a black wrap (possibly a release), posting it with comment “MH17” referring to Malaysian plane shot down; named accordingly as a memorial wrap

Heterosexism: Valentine’s Day contest asking for men to enter on behalf of their women partners, when asked about lesbians the owner told them not to take it seriously and just have a man enter for them (2014)

Wrap release surrounding infant loss - picture had image evoking a dead baby in a wrap

Wrap pattern - Made in China, multiple colorways released

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