February 14, 2012 BBC
Homeless people in Milton Keynes will be wearing counterfeit copies of designer underwear, thanks to Trading Standards.
Designer Calvin Klein gave permission for the fake items to be given to the town’s Winter Shelter Night Project, rather than be destroyed.
Milton Keynes Trading Standards has donated more than 500 items to the project for those sleeping rough.
The items were among more than 2,500 seized last year in raids.
Karen Ford, head of Trading Standards at Milton Keynes Council, said the team tried to recycle seized goods “as far as possible” rather than seeing them end up in landfill or go to incineration.
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