The WAHM Integrity Promise

Welcome WAHMs and other artisans! 

The “WAHM Integrity Promise” is a voluntary pledge regarding complicated issues in the WAHM world.  It is our goal that we can come together as a WAHM community and agree on some basic ideas about copyrighted artwork. 

Copyright laws are complicated, and we all have our own individual moral compasses. 

It is our hope that customers will choose to uphold the same standards by not asking WAHMs to violate the promises below.

The “WAHM Integrity Promise” applies to business transactions only.  This includes items sold for money or traded for other goods.   Items made for our own personal use or to give as gifts do not apply.

1.  We promise not to intentionally recreate copyrighted material, such as team logos, licensed characters, or other art that is not in the public domain.  “Recreating” includes digitalization, embroidery, painting, applique, and all other forms of artistic media.

2.  We promise not to intentionally copy the artwork of another WAHM/artisan.

3.  We promise to uphold this integrity by not attempting to circumvent (i.e. “get around”) the above statements with creative marketing techniques.  For example, we will not give away a “free” item with a copyrighted image along with another purchase.

Please join us by “signing” below.  In the comment area, type your first name, business name, and business URL.  Comments are screened so that only those “signing” the promise will be listed below.  If you’d like to discuss the “WAHM Integrity Promise,” please apply to join our yahoo group at

Thanks for your support!

Maggie Broderick, Burgh Baby Gear

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 7:11 pm  Comments (22)  

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  1. Jennifer
    Thanks Maggie!

  2. Maggie, Burgh Baby Gear

  3. Jennifer

  4. Christina
    Thanks for all of your hard work to organize this Maggie. 🙂

  5. Anita Skarr, Hot Salad

  6. Meghan Strickland, One Mad Giraffe!

  7. Julie K
    Angels and Dragonflies

  8. Myla
    I’m P.J. Bottom’s 😉

  9. Nicole
    Beads By Nicole

  10. Dawn

    I am also Painted Patootie. I’ve gotten many requests over the years to paint licensed designs and always refuse. It will be good to have a place to refer customers as to why I won’t do it. Thanks for setting up this important project.

  11. Lisa
    Thanks for doing this Maggie. I hope more WAHM’s will sign this.

  12. janell, KnitterBug Creations

  13. Teresa, “For Crying Out Loud”
    Awesome idea! Thank you!

  14. Charlene
    Bellies, Babies ‘n More

  15. Kyna
    Thank you.

  16. Jennie
    Fairy Charming on Diaperswappers and

  17. Holly Clark
    Momufactured Designs

  18. Jessica

    Long overdue! Thanks so much for this!

  19. Angie
    Good idea!

  20. Victoria
    I’ll be opening my store this Spring, I’m glad to be a part of this promise!

  21. e.v. lowi
    So glad to see this is catching on.

  22. Michele
    Thank you for this. 🙂

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