Thursday, 3 September 2015

FAKE FABRICS MAKE UP 60% OF ALL TEXTILES SOLD IN GHANA - VLISCO MARKETING DIRECTOR

Vlisco, the leading textile manufacturer will on Saturday, September 5, 2015 launch the first Connoisseur of Style Day at the Vlisco shop in the Accra Mall and West Hills Mall aimed at protecting and educating consumers in identifying an original genuine African print versus a counterfeit one.
The Day is an extension of an ongoing anti-counterfeit campaign, which Vlisco launched in 2013 to put consumers in a position that they are confident they are purchasing an original Vlisco fabric which has gone through multiple processes to deliver premium quality to their customers worldwide.
Mr Stephen Badu, Marketing Director for Vlisco commented: “Fake fabrics make up about 60% of all textiles sold in Ghana today because counterfeiters have gone to great lengths to replicate authentic fabrics which makes it difficult for consumers to identify real from fake Vlisco. The only way consumers will know is after they have spent their money and bought the fabric before experiencing the vastly inferior quality of the fake fabric”, he added.
“We at Vlisco will use this day to educate consumers so that they will be empowered to make an informed decision when making that all important purchase,” Mr Badu stressed.
The course of the day that consumers will experience will include, Bring their Vlisco fabrics for authentication; Learn the 4 key steps to expertly identify genuine fabrics; Enjoy free give-aways and Receive a list of approved retailers where they can purchase authentic fabrics.
Vlisco’s heritage is quite unlike any other as since 1846, we’ve created unique textiles influencing the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa. This bond between women and Vlisco has continued to deepen over the last century and Vlisco is now woven into the African Culture. A bond that is sure to endure for centuries to come.
Source: Press Release

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