Can I Sell Clothing From © Fabric?

800px-Ribbon_loom_weaving_tubular_silk_neckties._Silk_industry,_South_Manchester,_Conn.,_U.S.A,_by_Keystone_View_CompanyQuestion: Can we purchase copyrighted¬†fabric or ribbon from a store, make it into a dress or handbag and then sell those items legally? There is a “For personal use only” statement on the salvage of the fabric. My understanding is that First Sale Doctrine would cover the resale of the fabric along with a proper listing and disclaimer?¬†Answer: You’re correct. Thanks to the first sale doctrine, if you bought copyrighted fabric, you’re free to make it into a product and resell that product. Continue reading