People in poverty benefit from seized counterfeit clothing

Third sector organisations tackling poverty have received de-branded counterfeit clothing from Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Trading Standards team.

The clothing was seized by Trading Standards as it breached Trade Marks legislation and rather than see the items destroyed they have been put to good use within the community. 

All of the counterfeit labels, branding and false logos were removed from each item allowing 206 pieces of clothing and footwear to be handed over. 

 Among the organisations to benefit are: Wigtownshire Women’s Aid; Machars Basics Bank; Quarriers Stranraer Branch; Park Primary School; Rhins Basics Bank; Buddies Dumfries; Employability Team; and Fed Up Café.

All of the items will be given to those most in need to make a difference to their lives.

Pictured: Councillor Archie Dryburgh, Sandra Harkness (Trading Standards Manager), Gavin Milligan (Enforcement AssistantT rading Standards), David Cash (Machars Basics Bank).

Councillor Archie Dryburgh, June McWhirter (Principal Trading Standards Officer), Fiona Maxwell (Rhins Basics Bank)