Dear customers, distributors, retailers, twitter followers, facebook fans, instagram friends, blog readers and lovely strangers who surf the web,
Today is Friday, December 2nd, and it is 8pm. Like most Fridays we are still working at Bios Urn® headquarters. The reason why we are writing this blog post is not to announce a new product launch, or tell a new story. The reason why we are writing today is because we want to talk about ‘copycats’. Copycats are people who copy and reproduce your original ideas, while passing them off as their own. People who don’t distinguish between inspiration and theft. People who just want to ‘wholesale’ creativity.
Copying differs from inspiration. Like most people in this world we have been repeatedly inspired by the work of others. Inspiration comes from random inputs of information that our brain receives throughout the day, in bits and slivers. Every day our team struggles to combine, analyze and break those inputs into little pieces, thousands of them, so we can use them to create something new. Something meaningful. Something that proposes a change in human behavior, and also adds an improvement to it. But those who copy are people who only spend their time stealing your ideas and hard work, and pretending it is theirs.
What is often not seen is just how hard it is to be creative. How much time and effort it takes to mold an idea, and turn it into something real. How many thousand “no’s” are needed to find just one “yes.”
The worst part is not just seeing how people who copy rarely do it with respect. The worst part is how this affects the people who are inspired by us, to buy those replicas, and feed into those copycats who rip-off our aesthetics, and replicate our product. While some of the physical aspects can be copied, what can´t be copied or stolen from us, is the focus we put into all of our projects. The details that fuel us as individuals and as a company, and how much soul we inscribe into our designs, and our products. It´s this love that empowers a great story, and ultimately creates the user-driven experience we strive for.
As creators we always work to be one step ahead of the curve, so when anyone copies what we do, we have already evolved. Speaking of which, have you heard of the Bios Incube?
We have our eyes, our minds, and our hearts set on a greener future. And we will stop at nothing to ensure that the experiences we provide are meaningful, and respectful in all ways possible.
With a few sighs and lots of love,
The Bios Urn team.
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Saša Antić says
I think you are fantastic and this is such a great thing! I´m so getting a Bios Urn!
See copy cats as people that want to be what you are. They are not as brave and cool as you are… but still, their higest wish is to be you!
Don´t imitate- innovate!
What goes around comes around. Keep up the good job!
Nerissa Dowling says
I am sorry to hear about that you are being copied.
Great write up about it though.
And you’ve inspired me with an idea-
What if there were a website
where companies that need fresh ideas
could find them
where people could sell their ideas
for whatever price-low or small
so that people who had the resources but needed original ideas
could always make original things
instead of copying other peoples hard work.
I love what you do and will be selling them on my eco friendly living website in Australia.
Love your idea. It is so brilliant I would think it HAS to exist somewhere. Shame you are in Australia . I am interested in distributing the product in Germany.
Jack King says
Thank you for your interest. We are located worldwide, with our two main warehouses in the U.S and in Europe. Please fill out this form for info on distribution: http://www.biosurn.com/distribution
Theodora Perusse says
Would you by any chance know if any funeral parlor in my province (province of quebec) sell those Bio’s urns ? I have made my funeral arrangements and bought an urn, but i would by far, prefer having a Bio’s urn now that i know your products.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
P.S. I think that your urns are awesome.
Bios Urn says
Hello Theodora! We are going to email you and see how we can help 🙂
claudette Lefebvre says
I am from Granby and I know that in Granby now there is a funéral parlor that have that possibilaty. I am so happy , just to have this in my town in Québec is amazing.
Bios Urn says
Yes, Granby is where our Bios Urn Garden of Life is located!
Ginna Lazar says
‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’
…an original idea cannot be successfully replicated. You guys are awesome and bring to the world a wonderful gift
Bios Urn says
Thank you for all of your support Ginna! It means so much to us 🙂
Helene and Carter Whittaker says
How much is Bio Urn?
Bios Urn says
A Bios Urn is $145 USD 🙂
Colleen Milne says
Even though the saying goes imitation is the best form of flattery, inspired ideas are the thing of creativity and originality! Love the product and I’m so happy that I have stock on hand as a wholesaler. People love originality, creativity, integrity, especially Australians. Keep up the good work and keep the posts flowing!
Ooroo from Australia!