An apology to Cub & Co and to you all


by Bellamy /

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An apology to Cub & Co and to you all
Yesterday I featured a bag post, which has since been removed. The reason this has been removed is because it contained fake camera straps that were blatant ripoffs of the original Cub & Co. straps. And for that I would like to offer my sincere apologies to both Cub & Co. And to you the readers.

When I wrote the bag post yesterday, I was under the influence of flu medications and was not thinking straight. In my inability to switch off and step back even for a day, I overlooked the fact that the straps contained and pushed in the bag post were complete and blatant copies of the Cub & Co straps.

I of all people understand what it is like to have your work stolen and passed off as someone else’s. I have had this site copied, articles copied and my products copied. Yet in my compulsion to work even when I am clearly not capable of making clear judgement, I put up a post with copied items. That is unacceptable and for that I would like to offer my sincere apologies to not only Joel Chavez (the man behind Cub & Co), but to the readers of this site too. I have let you all down and for that I am truly sorry.

If there is any doubt in my support for Cub & Co then you should read this article

If it is not from Cub & Co then it is not the real deal. They make truly lovely camera straps, which I completely endorse and have done for a long time.

You can get their straps here:

I urge you to support them and their business. They are one of the truly honest and original strap makers in this business, who make wonderful and personal items that will be with you for a lifetime.

It is not often I let something get past me, but this time I did. And I have let you all down. It will never ever happen again. I do not support fakes or copies and I know exactly how much hard work it takes to build a brand and how devastating it can be when someone takes that idea and passes it as their own. It is massively uncool.

Many thanks for your understanding. And once again, I am sorry.

9 comments on “An apology to Cub & Co and to you all”

    Yuri May 2, 2015 at 7:47 am / Reply

    Great read, shows how dedicated you are!

    meatpants May 2, 2015 at 8:27 am / Reply

    a clear example of integrity. i just may go buy a C&Co strap now! another reason why your site is one of the best on the inter webs!

    Matt M May 2, 2015 at 8:50 am / Reply

    Joel is a great guy who not only creates the best straps out there, but also offers fantastic customer service.

    JENQUEST May 2, 2015 at 11:27 am / Reply

    thanks for owning up and don’t be so hard on yourself. Get well soon.

    Joel Chavez May 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm / Reply

    Bellamy, I truly appreciate your actions in taking the previous post down. I understand that these things slip through the cracks sometimes so in my book we are completely fine. This apology is an even further step in showing your integrity and I truly appreciate and will continue to support you as I have for many years. Cheers to you and on to much bigger and better.


    Dan Castelli May 3, 2015 at 3:34 am / Reply

    Ease up on yourself.
    There are always going to be rip-offs; anyone who follows this site knows you are a person of honorable intent.
    You provide a good forum and a nice market place of high quality products for like minded people.


    Adrian May 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm / Reply

    No need to be so hard on yourself – it’s not like you were selling them!

    JCH is an awesome site, and Cub & Co products look great.

    iGlad May 3, 2015 at 7:11 pm / Reply

    Who did he kill? simple mistake perhaps you shopuld give the original poster some grief as well!!

    Sam Jones August 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm / Reply

    I think you’re taking this a bit too seriously…chill.

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