Blog: Leonie BarrieFashion's legal loopholes

Leonie Barrie | 23 June 2009

Is a product made in Europe of better quality than one made in China, Bangladesh or Thailand? In the eyes of many consumers the answer is probably “yes”.

But do you know what 'made in Europe' really means? Many EU-based fashion companies do not advertise the full extent of their supply chains – and are exploiting a loophole that puts the origin of an item at the place it was last worked on. 

So made in Europe could apply as equally to Albania as it does to Austria - as this Reuters article explains:

Made in EU – fashion's legal loopholes


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