Trader punished for misdescription of garments

Trading Standards have recently prosecuted a trader selling fake garments, which were made of synthetic materials and labelled ‘real leather’. The retailer concerned received a 28 day custodial sentence.

When purchasing a leather garment, bag or other item described as leather, look for the leathermark which indicates that it is in fact genuine leather.

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