Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RCMP Seize Fake Lululemon Products At House Party


This is an interesting article from the Globe and Mail that was posted on the Lululemon This Just In Fan Page on facebook. A few weeks ago someone had written in to the Lululemon Facebook Page asking wether or not Lululemon ever hosted in home trunk parties (like Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware style parties) which they certainly do not. It's interesting to now read this new development in the story.  The demand for counterfeit clothing is huge right now and it may seem like not a huge issue purchasing an item that you know is counterfeit but the manufacturing of counterfeit items help fund criminal organizations and terrorist groups, there is a huge economic impact to counterfeit clothing, breach of intellectual property and god only knows the working conditions of the people who work in these factories. 
Article here:  The Globe And Mail
RCMP have issued a warning against buying counterfeit products after fake Lululemon items were seized at a house party in Point Edward, Ont.
Police say about 100 fake items supposedly from fitness wear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. were seized in the community just west of Sarnia on Sept. 1.
No charges have been laid and police say the investigation continues. They say counterfeit items are often cheaply made and do not meet Canadian standards.
Not only do fake items defraud consumers, RCMP say, but they can also be unsafe.



4 comments:

  1. On Sept. 25th the official lululemon twitter wrote:

    @lululemon:
    @fairman14 Trunk shows are run through our showrooms & stores, so chat with them about attending or having one in your area.

    So they must do some sort of trunk show

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  2. I totally agree that buying counterfeit products supports a lot of bad stuff (like human trafficking and drugs) but just on that statement about condition of workers - let's be honest here Lululemon manufacturest their clothes in China - what conditions do you think they work in. Let's be realistic.

    Marta

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  3. Agree with you that lululemon factories in china and other countries leave a lot to be desired. On the other hand, lululemon is held accountable by customers and shareholders and so their factories wile not to our standards are probably a lot better than some counterfeit warehouse opperation.

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