|After a fruitless afternoon|
searching for suitably
involving the terms 'cat'
and 'underwear' the IPKat
pauses for reflection ....
This Kat understands that these counterfeit items would not be de-branded before they were distributed to the charity. Karen Ford, Head of Trading Standards, is reported by the BBC to have said: '[It] is unusual because usually they want to protect their brand as far as they possibly can, but it was such a worthwhile cause that they were quite happy'. Given that the goods were still branded, so as to avoid any further criminal activity Ms Ford also added that 'what we have asked through the charity is that the items are handed over individually and not left around in bulk so that they can be sold on street corners or anything like that'.
|Milton Keynes: famously associated|
with fake cows -- and real knickers
Merpel feels that the underwear in question does not need to be de-branded, so long as its recipients are made to wear it before they leave the shelter: her research has led her to believe that, however much consumers are willing to pay for designer goods that are worn next to the skin, pre-worn underwear tends to lose much of its market value ...
A KatPat goes to Dr Zoe Birtle of D Young & Co for suggesting the story to this Kat.