Crime of Fashion: Counterfeiting Goods in the Fashion Industry

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There is a saying: “Monkey see, Monkey do.” In today’s world, it seems that it’s only natural for humans to imitate what they see works in society. Though there are beneficial facets for imitating, there are also damaging consequences. Counterfeit is a strong word that describes companies that forge bills or create fake fashion goods, electronic items, and even pharmaceuticals. For the purpose of this research, the focus will be on the different aspects of counterfeiting goods in the fashion industry. Though fashion has continuously changed, been reinvented and some even being dubbed ‘classics’, one thing will always remain: a designer’s ability to express creativity. Fashion is mainly dictated by trends whether they are past, present, or …show more content…
There is a saying: “Monkey see, Monkey do.” In today’s world, it seems that it’s only natural for humans to imitate what they see works in society. Though there are beneficial facets for imitating, there are also damaging consequences. Counterfeit is a strong word that describes companies that forge bills or create fake fashion goods, electronic items, and even pharmaceuticals. For the purpose of this research, the focus will be on the different aspects of counterfeiting goods in the fashion industry. Though fashion has continuously changed, been reinvented and some even being dubbed ‘classics’, one thing will always remain: a designer’s ability to express creativity. Fashion is mainly dictated by trends whether they are past, present, or future, making counterfeiting in the fashion industry is a very lucrative, multibillion industry. The current economic climate allows for luxury to be almost ludicrously unaffordable. With high demands for low cost items, the market thrives on consumers’ obsession with spending while saving at the same time. With the 21st century’s expectations and having the need to be worth something, it yields an unstoppable industry. This is especially prominent among women because they are predominantly image-based and willing to hunt for the perfect equilibrium between trend and price. The desire to appeal a certain way induces counterfeiting. Fashion savvy shoppers long for that moment when they can afford Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Hermes,