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Knock-offs are faux pas - arguing against buying fake designer goods.

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KNOCK-OFFS ARE FAUX PAS By KYLA BIRGITTA | January 10, 2010 "Child labor, terrorism, human trafficking: Buying counterfeit designer goods is hardly harmless," Dana Thomas reported. Never in my life I want someone stealing my work. In the same way, I would never wear anything fake and this statement is not an elitist one. I believe we are all alerted of the consequences we are dealing with when it comes to plagiarism. You do not want someone to steal your work so why would you steal someone else's work? The sad fact is: It is estimated that up to 7 percent of our annual roles trade - $600 billion worth - is counterfeit or pirated. ...read more.

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Everything from watches, running shoes, to DVDs. And thanks to the Internet, finding fakes is easier than ever. An iconic double platform Yves Saint Laurent heels are just a fingertip away! They are not aware of the horrifying impacts they are facing with. Criminals recruited unsuspecting youngsters to travel from China and beyond to so-called a better life. The innocent girls are sold into sexual slavery, and young men are chained to machines like the one in the cigarette plant, forced to do the work of criminal endeavor. It was like something out of Dickens, Oliver Twist in the 21st Century, as how Dana Thomas describes it. ...read more.

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Consumers must start opening up their eyes! I hope we can all finally acknowledge and understand why and how such cheap prices happen to be found. Thanks to Harper's Bazaar's movement towards their fight against fakes, activists has been working for years to expose the criminal activities connected to the sales of counterfeit products. The Harper's Bazaar Fakes Are Never In Fashion(tm) campaign is dedicated to exposing the criminal activities connected to the sale of counterfeit luxury Thinking of buying a fake? Get real. "I am a firm believer in that if you can't have the 'real' thing, then you should find something equally as fashionable at a price point that you can afford. I can honestly say that I completely agree with and support your campaign that 'fakes' are never in fashion."?- Holly, Huntington, NY ...read more.

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