Turning Criminological Attention to Counterfeit Fashion
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Changes in how we consume, impacted by developments in technology and global travel, have transformed the consumption of fashion. As the industry continues to grow, and opportunities to consume fashion develop and expand, increasing concern has been afforded to the illicit counterfeit fashion industry. These concerns highlight the potential economic damage of counterfeit branded goods in terms of intellectual property rights infringements, and, the recognition that counterfeit production and supply provides a low risk and high profit opportunity for funding criminal lifestyles and activities. This chapter introduces the issue of fashion counterfeiting, outlines the context of the book and argues the need for a more critical exploration of the consumption of counterfeit fashion.
KeywordsFashion industry Counterfeits Illicit markets Demand and supply
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