Facebook Pinterest Search Icon SourcingJournal_horiz Tumbler Twitter Shape photo-camera graph-trend Shape latest-news icon / user
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Tis the Season for Counterfeit Goods

When it comes to sustainability, there is no way forward without a plan. Attend our in-person “Sustainability Summit: Road to 2030” June 1 in NYC. Learn from the industry’s best and brightest, and network to create those necessary partnerships!

Nearly $2.5 million worth of knockoff Nike sneakers bound for the UK’s counterfeit capital, Manchester, never made it to their final destination.

The BBC reported that Greater Manchester Police and Trading Standards officers seized two 40-foot containers filled fake goods on Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, including Nike and Converse tracksuits and phony Louis Vuitton, Prada and Vivienne Westwood handbags.

The raid follows busts in November, which uncovered a $1.23 million worth of knockoffs destined for Manchester’s Cheetham Hill, also known as “Counterfeit Street” because of the widespread sale of fake goods there, BBC reported.

Likewise, Sneaker News reported that the Chilean National Customs Office seized counterfeit goods valued at $31 million in November. Hidden underneath a shipment of napkins, Chilean officials found a total of 16,454 pairs of fake Nike and Adidas sneakers. Officials were tipped off after discovering irregularities in the weight of the shipment, the declared values and the route of the goods.

Related Articles

More from our brands

Access exclusive content Become a Member Today!