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WikiLeaks Wants To Get Into High-End Fashion

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WikiLeaks, global fashion brand? The Times of India and the Washington Post report that Julian Assange wants to open stores in India and create e-commerce to sell WikiLeaks-branded items like, "high-end fashion apparel, accessories, household goods, paper goods, that kind of stuff." A WikiLeaks representative says that the organization has, "fashion designers in France and in other places who wanted to co-brand their products."

WikiLeaks wants this to be a global initiative, but India comes first. "India is one of the countries where awareness about WikiLeaks is the highest and Julian is excited about the proposition," Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson told the Times of India. WikiLeaks already has merchandise available online, from beanies that read "Courage is Contagious" to dog bandanas to "Enemy of The State" hoodies. The goal is to expand the merchandise's reach, to generate revenue, and to use the "majority" of the profit to fund WikiLeaks operations, says Sigurvinsson.
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