£200,000 of fake designer clothes donated to charity

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FAKE designer clothing with an estimated street value of £200,000 has been donated to charity by Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service.

Over 230 bags of counterfeit clothing, seized from market stalls and other locations by Trading Standards Officers has been donated to the International Aid Trust.

The fake brand names will now be removed and the items distributed to people in need across the world. This action is supported by the brand owners.

Warwickshire County Councillor Richard Hobbs, Portfolio Holder for Community Protection said: “I am delighted that the counterfeit clothing we have seized in Warwickshire can now be put to a good use and sent to people in real need across the world, rather than having to be destroyed.”

The International Aid Trust is a Christian humanitarian charity that seeks to help people in need both in the UK and abroad. Visit www.internationalaidtrust.org.uk.