Sharing your designs with the world–or not

JUN 11, 2008 updated Apr 26, 2021

We’ve gotten a few concerned emails this week from some of you asking whether your designs are protected from being seen and used by the rest of the world.  The answer is yes, any designs you upload to Spoonflower are currently viewable only by us employees who would never dream of doing anything sinister with them (however much we might like to make a cute summer skirt out of a certain adorable house print…).  They are your designs and we have zero claim on them whatsoever.

That said, in our excitement at showing the world some of these wonderful designs, it’s finally occurred to us that showing your fabrics in our weekly recorded fabric displays might be something that some of you might want NOT to happen.  You may have noticed that the resolution in our little movies is pretty low, and the sole intent is to make up for the (temporary!) lack of Spoonflower galleries just now.  But if you want us to exclude your prints from our video round-up, please drop me an email at kim@spoonflower.com and I’ll be more than happy to leave yours out. 

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  • I have a design in mind. I have been trying to find someone to create fabric with my designs.
    This is wonderful so I am going to continue and actually create some design and be ready if I get the invite!

  • I have a design in mind. I have been trying to find someone to create fabric with my designs.
    This is wonderful so I am going to continue and actually create some design and be ready if I get the invite!

  • This is the most amazing service! I just uploaded my second design. I have been thinking about fabric design for quite some time now. This gives me an opportunity to see if I even like what I design!
    I am going to bring your blog back to my makeminepink.com community! The ladies there will love this service.
    Thanks you for a wonderfully unique service. And PS.. I love Soph’s suggestion. What a great boost that could be for your sales and the sales of the participants.

  • This is the most amazing service! I just uploaded my second design. I have been thinking about fabric design for quite some time now. This gives me an opportunity to see if I even like what I design!
    I am going to bring your blog back to my makeminepink.com community! The ladies there will love this service.
    Thanks you for a wonderfully unique service. And PS.. I love Soph’s suggestion. What a great boost that could be for your sales and the sales of the participants.

  • i may have missed this somewhere along the line, but are you looking into the possibilities for licensing work? i.e. users can opt into a design portfolio that *anyone* can order prints of, that then pays a percentage to the designer? having briefly browsed the flickr pool there are already a number of prints i have my beady eye on!