If you are a fashion lover, make sure you put your conscience into fashion – avoid cheap fake designer sunglasses.
Buying cheap designer sunglasses may seem like a good idea – you get an imitation of the designer brand at a fraction of the price – what’s not to like? Apart from the fact that, as with well-made tailored clothes, you can always tell the difference in quality when it comes to the real deal, there’s another reason to be wary of buying fake designer sunglasses. The counterfeit goods trade booms in markets across the world, from Thailand to London’s very own Portobello. It’s never been easier to pick up a pair of fake designer sunglasses. But according to a report in the Daily Mail newspaper, what comes cheap to us can come at a high cost for others. An investigation by Andrew Malone found that behind the cheap designer sunglasses trade lies victims of child slavery and gang warfare.
Designer Sunglasses at a Price
Criminal gangs are behind the manufacture and sale of fake goods from handbags to designer sunglasses. And shoppers who pick up a pair of cheap designer sunglasses that turn out to be fakes, or knowingly buy fake designer shades, are in fact a part of the crime. According to the Daily Mail, fake designer goods, such as designer sunglasses, is a trade valued at around £300bn a year. And research has shown it isn’t just those strapped for cash opting for the counterfeit designer sunglasses, but one survey states one of five of those who buy the cheap alternatives in fact earn over £50,000 a year.
Designer Sunglasses: Don’t Buy Blindly
Trends in designer sunglasses are big as millions of us follow in the footsteps of A-list stars and ape their style. Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace, Chanel…the heavyweights of designer sunglasses command high prices. But what’s been dubbed as “counterfeit chic” disguises a multitude of sins. Organised crime syndicates rule the fake designer sunglasses and handbag trade – and often those behind the fake goods are linked to a number of other criminal activities such as people-smuggling and prostitution. The shocking report reinforces how important it is for the fashion conscious with a conscience should only buy their designer sunglasses from reputable, specialist stores. The Daily Mail cites the example of the 21 Chinese cockle-pickers who drowned in Morecambe Bay. The workers were smuggled in illegally to work in the sea by day and to make counterfeit goods at night.
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