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Fake designer’ goods sent to mission for London’s homeless

PUBLISHED: 09:17 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:38 05 October 2010

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EVER wondered what happens to the illegal copiers of designer’ clothes that get seized by trading standards officers raiding dubious warehouses? They get recycled’ and given to London’s homeless

EVER wondered what happens to the illegal copies of 'designer' label clothes that get seized by trading standards officers raiding dubious warehouses?

They get 'recycled' and given to London's homeless.

That's what happened this week in the East End where confiscated counterfeit fashion items were parcelled up and sent to the Whitechapel Mission for people on the street who drop in for a meal and clothing.

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They included copies of exclusive tops, jackets and trousers confiscated in raids on dubious premises in East London over the past 12 months-all with their illegally-copied labels removed, of course.

The officers went along to the mission in the Whitechapel Road this week (pictured) to see how the clothes were being put to good use.

The Whitechapel Mission founded in 1876 serves breakfast to more than 150 homeless people each morning. People are also offered a shower, clean clothing, medical attention and toilet facilities with somewhere to have a shave and wash up after a night sleeping rough.


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