Sunday, June 24, 2007

Kathy Ireland Worldwide - Public Statement

The website has a public statement about the Gee's Bend legal cases, which reads in part:

“It is heartbreaking to learn that there is litigation involving The Quilts of Gee’s Bend and the talented quilters. This is especially distressing, to me personally and to everyone at Kathy Ireland Worldwide. I have met and spent time with these artists, who we love, respect and honor. I value their humanity as well as their art. The well being of each quilter is critical.

Our agreement assures us that the quilter’s representatives are the proper place to send all quilt related earnings. This week a careful review of our files indicates that Kathy Ireland Worldwide has paid more to these representatives than our company has earned from the quilts project.

In light of these developments, I have directed our legal team to review these serious allegations."


Anonymous said...

Well, I'm glad she spoke out. See, this tells me why Arnett isnt' suing the swimsuit company on behalf of the quilters for using their work.

Anonymous said...

The Arnetts are thieves, they felt that poor people living in a rural community did not have enough sense to seek legal aid before letting them come in and sucker punch them. They have exploited them in every sense of the word. Kathy Ireland is in company with Elizabeth Taylor, creating jewelry with the trademark "Quilts of Gee's Bend" How much of this money with the quilter get. They are thieves and I hope they pay for their thievery.

Kyra said...

Anonymous - Here's a link to the House of Taylor. There does not seem to be any current jewelry products featuring the Gee's Bend quilts.