Charity to benefit from counterfeit goods

Police have been working with the Dumfries and Galloway Council to tackle the counterfeiting, and they are now donating hundreds of pounds worth of clothes confiscated to charity.

Counterfeit goods 're-branded' for re-sale

Goods worth £30,000 were seized last year by Police Scotland Credit: ITV News Border

Thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit goods seized by Police Scotland have been given a new lease of life.

Items found in a van near Lockerbie last year, have been 're-branded' and given to charity.

Brands including UGG, Nike and Armani are among the labels forged Credit: ITV News Border

International labels like UGG, Nike and Armani were among the brands forged.

Their branding has now been replaced by the logo of the charity Planet Zero.

The items will be 're-branded' and sold in second hand charity shops Credit: ITV News Border

It's the first time, Dumfries and Galloway Trading Standards are handing over counterfeit items to a charity.

The clothes will either be sold second hand or given to homeless people, but only after they've been transformed.

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£30,000 of counterfeit goods to go to charity

Fake designer clothes and shoes seized on the M74 are to be recycled instead of being incinerated.

A van carrying £30,000 worth of counterfeit goods was stopped by police last year near Lockerbie.

For the first time, Dumfries and Galloway Trading Standards are handing over counterfeit items to a charity.

The clothes will either be sold second hand or given to homeless people, but only after they've been transformed.

'De-branded' counterfeit goods given to charity

Counterfeit goods, similar to these, are usually destroyed or given back to the brand holders Credit: ITV News Border

Goods seized as part of anti-counterfeiting operations in Dumfries and Galloway are being handed to a local charity today.

Counterfeit goods are normally either destroyed of returned to the brand holder when they are discovered but, today 9 July, charity Planet Zero will receive the items.

Planet Zero has a history of working with Trading Standards in this manner.

They will 'de-brand' clothing by overwriting their own logo onto offending trademarks or remove them altogether.

The 'Planet Zero' goods are then donated to third world or disadvantaged communities.