Created as a social commentary regarding the illegal counterfeit market, the Counterfeit Crochet Project has participants creating crocheted versions of their favorite purses. The Project is compiled of participants from around the world from Asia to North America and has become something of a cultural phenomenon with women spoofing overpriced designer goods.
Regarding the designer garments market as a whole, it is true that a large majority of the merchandise is grossly overpriced and that quality is consistently varied with certain high-fashion houses. The Counterfeit Crochet Project stands as a combination of social critiques, a nifty pastime and a way for ladies to get their hands on an otherwise unattainable item.
An on-going project, the Counterfeit Crochet Project is being showcased at the 'Social Fabric' exhibit in Los Angeles.