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© Musée de la Contrefaçon, Paris, France

Traditional slipper faking Burberry check

Forgers have capitalised indiscriminately on the consumerist hypocrisy of wanting more, cheaper and newer while craving status, uniqueness and authenticity. And yet the more fakery is exposed, the more it seems to thrive! The ‘ironic purchasing’ trend even prefers fake over ‘authentic’ as a form of rebellion against capitalism. Turn the tables further still to find conscientious fakery: faux fur, synthetic diamonds and vegan leather.