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Footprints in the Snow

Publication | 8 September, 2015 at 8:02

Outdoor brands and their suppliers rely upon stunning natural images of lonely, pristine mountain lakes and remote snowy mountain ranges climbed by famous outdoor adventurers for their advertising. Yet the chemicals used to make their products...

Pledge by market leader Gore could make hazardous PFCs in outdoor gear a thing of the...

Press release | 6 February, 2017 at 10:27

Munich, 6 February 2017 - Gore Fabrics, the maker of GORE-TEX® products will transition to more environmentally friendly weatherproofing technologies, free of hazardous per- and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the company announced today at ISPO...

You asked Outdoor brands if they use PFCs. Guess what? They answered!

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 September, 2015

Last week we started an amazing quest. It's been thrilling to see how thousands of supporters, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts asked their favourite outdoor brands a very simple and straight question: "Which of your products...

Moving the mountain

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 13 July, 2016

The hardest part of any journey is getting started, taking that first step. It’s so much easier when you have your friends with you. The same is true of the Detox outdoor campaign. It started when we found that some brands making...

Hazardous chemicals found in many outdoor clothing brands

Press release | 25 January, 2016 at 10:00

Munich, 25 January 2016 - Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands. Brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Columbia and Haglofs keep using...

Two outdoor brands come clean as air tests reveal continued hazardous chemical use

Press release | 13 July, 2016 at 11:00

Friedrichshafen, 13 July 2016 – Air tests in stores of global outdoor brands, Mammut, The North Face, Norrona and Haglöfs, reveal that concentrations of volatile PFCs — hazardous and persistent chemicals that evaporate into the air — are up to 60...

Time to test your favourite outdoor gear!

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 6 October, 2015

Most outdoor brands are still addicted to dangerous chemicals called PFCs as our quest just showed.  But how bad is this addiction? Most of the companies you asked didn't give a clear answer about which of their products contain PFCs.

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 2 July, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 3 June, 2015

Right at this moment, Greenpeace offices are conducting expeditions to remote areas around the world, to investigate the presence of persistent and toxic chemicals used by outdoor brands to make gear waterproof. Four years ago, when...

Hazardous chemicals in pristine nature: why don't we get rid of them?

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 8 September, 2015 2 comments

Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere in the world is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a...

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 25 January, 2016 2 comments

Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products? Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So we asked you which...

You did it! We’re Detoxing the Great Outdoors!

Blog entry by Edyta Sitko and Stefan Durrenberger | 6 February, 2017 3 comments

When we launched the Detox Outdoor campaign in late 2015 our goal was simple: Together with you, the outdoor community and Greenpeace supporters , we wanted to eliminate hazardous PFCs (chemicals used in weatherproofing outdoor gear).

Greenpeace investigation reveals toxic scandal with World Cup merchandise

Press release | 19 May, 2014 at 12:23

Hamburg, 19 May 2014 – Football merchandise produced by adidas, Nike and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been found to contain hazardous chemicals according to a new investigation by Greenpeace Germany. 33 items including...

Marks & Spencer to eliminate hazardous chemicals from clothing

Press release | 24 October, 2012 at 13:50

Amsterdam, 23 October 2012 - Fashion retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today made a breakthrough commitment (1) to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout their entire supply chain and products by 2020, in response to the...

Adidas announces Detox roadmap

Press release | 11 June, 2014 at 14:00

Hamburg, 11 June 2014 - Sports brand adidas today announced a new roadmap towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain. In collaboration with Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, the official World Cup sponsor has...

Why we should MAKE SMTHNG instead of going shopping

Blog entry by Lu Yen Roloff | 9 November, 2017

MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action for a better world. From 2-10 December, at the start of the holiday shopping season, we want to invite you to make something with us. In cities around the world, makers are gathering to...

H&M’s “Detox” commitment set to be this season’s hottest fashion trend

Press release | 20 September, 2011 at 9:53

Beijing/Stockholm, 20 September 2011 – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following...

Detox the Outdoors

Action | 8 September, 2015 at 1:56

Tell outdoor brands to stop using PFCs in the production of our gear. Sign the manifesto!

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 26 November, 2012 4 comments

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There's a good reason even the 'mannequins' are walking out of Zara's stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret ... and it's...

Adidas needs to earn its stripes by championing a toxic-free future

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 23 August, 2011 2 comments

Our latest research reveals that there is a good chance that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), chemicals which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP) -- a toxic, persistent and...

Jeans on sale in China

Image | 14 August, 2010 at 15:45

14 August 2010 - Guangdong Province, China. An aisle at the International Jeans Wholesale City in Xintang, Zengcheng. In Xintang, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution...

Wastewater in China

Image | 14 August, 2010 at 15:50

14 August 2010 - Guangdong Province, China. Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng. In Xintang, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution...

Dirty Laundry

Video | 13 July, 2011 at 14:55

Watch the campaign background video to see how we follow the toxic trail: from the pollution at the pipe, to factories that make our clothes, to the international clothing brands that have the power to change the system and Detox our future

Nike vs. adidas detox striptease

Video | 28 July, 2011 at 12:45

Flashmobs in 29 cities, all at once! More than 600 people danced and stripped outside Adidas and Nike stores in 29 cities in 10 countries for Greenpeace's Detox Campaign to challenge the sportswear leaders to eliminate hazardous chemical releases...

Dirty Laundry update

Video | 20 September, 2011 at 20:00

Clean freshwater is one of our most precious and most threatened natural resources. In China, for example, as much as 70% of rivers, lakes and reservoirs are polluted. Many chemicals released from textile factories threaten human health and the...

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