Fake Clothing

News, information and statistics about fake clothing and the sale of counterfeit clothes. Data about the fake clothing industry is collected from clothing manufactuers, brand owners and public criminal justice information.

Shoppers in Italy spent $4.6 Billion on counterfeit clothing in 2006.

Source: Dow Jones, “Italy Contraband Market Europe’s No.1: Revenue Top EUR 7 Billion-Assoc,” Smart Money, October 24, 2007.

An estimated 60 percent of all clothing and textiles sold in Mexico are counterfeit.

Source:  Omar Millán González, “Fighting foreign fakes,” San Diego Union Tribune, January 12, 2008.