Toni Daley is a Canadian entrepreneur, founder of ToniDaley.com, curator of fashion accessories and natural hair textured wigs, and a m*thereffin G. Recently, Toni took to her youtube channel to expose the shady dealings of Chinese-owned, HergivenHair.
That’s right, the popular, natural hair extension company is not black-owned, but like many before them, they are making a killing off of black dollars.
In a recent Youtube video, Toni alleges that the popular hair company, Hergivenhair tried to steal her wig designs.
The company went on Toni’s website and ordered her two most popular wigs. Toni thinks it was with the intention of copying the style and selling it as their own. They placed an order, and Toni swiftly cancelled the orders and blocked their IP address from making subsequent orders.
This isn’t the first time Hergivenhair has taken a unique product, created by a black woman, then duplicating and selling it as their own. Take for example, Grace Eleyae’s satin-lined caps (See Lisa’s review of these caps HERE).
Now have a look at Hergivenhair’s “satin caps”
In a world full of creative black women who creates products for the needs of the black woman it is very shady to make a cheap replica, slap your company name on it, and profit. Hergivienhair widely represents itself as black owned, representing themselves as a company for and of the people to lure in the black woman’s dollar. Can we have anything for ourselves? If they liked Toni’s wigs so much why not approach her and pay her for her designs?
You can watch Toni talk about the situation below. Please also have her look at her website HERE .
As for Hergiven hair, what do you think of Toni’s video? Did Hergivenhair try it or is Toni making assumptions?
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