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Leaving Traces

Publication | January 26, 2016 at 13:59

In this latest investigation Greenpeace tested a range of outdoor gear for hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). The study reveals that not only outdoor clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks,...

Climbing Fitz Roy in Patagonia without PFCs

Blog entry by David Bacci | March 6, 2016

After successfully climbing Cerro Torre, my next goal was to climb the route opened by the legendary Italian climbers Casimiro Ferrari and Vittorio Meles in 1976, called Pilar Este on the Eastern Face of Fitz Roy in Patagonia, on the...

Will H&M make "Detox" the new must-have?

Feature story | September 14, 2011 at 9:00

There's a skeleton in H&M's closet. The fast-fashion retailer sells clothes made with chemicals which cause hazardous water pollution around the world, and the only way to stop this water pollution is to come clean and stop using such chemicals...

Detox Fashion Manifesto

Action | October 24, 2012 at 3:56

We are a global movement of fashionistas, activists, designers and bloggers united by a belief that beautiful fashion shouldn't cause toxic pollution. We want the clothes we wear to be as stylish and authentic as we are. This is our Detox Fashion...

Clickers and Stickers Make H&M Detox

Feature story | September 20, 2011 at 18:00

Clothing giant H&M has responded to a torrent of tweets, Facebook updates, and Detox sticker actions last week with a public commitment to Detox. Hazardous chemicals are out. Transparency and transformational change are in.

Every voice counts… even mine: how Fion Lam took action to detox the outdoors

Blog entry by Fion Lam | February 11, 2016

One week, 150 actions, 21 countries. Outdoor lovers around the globe have taken to the streets, shops, fields, mountains and woods everywhere to ask The North Face and Mammut to stay true to their values of love and respect for nature...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | July 8, 2016

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,”...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | June 4, 2015

Four years ago, when we started challenging the fashion industry to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals,  we didn't know how far we could get.  Today, Detox is becoming a standard for textiles; something that brands are proud to be a...

Sustainable Fashion

Blog entry by Alexandria Green | December 8, 2015

Fashion is an extraordinary medium for self-expression. Too often we forget that what we wear can transcend identity and bear a greater and longer-lasting impression on our environment. In the age of ‘fast fashion’ and accessibility...

Why fixing your phone is one of the most empowering things you can do

Blog entry by Kyle Wiens | August 26, 2016

Like most people, I don’t go anywhere without my phone. In the morning, its shrill alarm rouses me from sleep. During the day it bobs between my ear, my hand, and my pocket. At night, I hunt for Pokémon before putting it away on the...

How NOT to make the fashion industry more sustainable

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | May 11, 2017

This week, representatives from all the major brands - from fast fashion retailers like H&M, Asos and Zara, through to luxury labels like Burberry and Swarowski - are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss sustainability in the global...

How pioneering brands are slowing down fast fashion

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | October 9, 2017

The fashion industry is considered to be one of the most polluting in the world. Its material-intensive business model relies heavily on our addiction to overconsumption and feeds the destruction of the planet. There is one way to...

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

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | September 9, 2015

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...

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

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | September 24, 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...

The story of a spoon

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | October 16, 2015

"You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life... Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to...

After Tianjin blasts, families struggle to piece their lives back together

Blog entry by Qian Cheng | December 31, 2015

Just before midnight on August 12 2015, two chemical blasts ripped through Tianjin, a major port city in northeastern China, about two hours away from the capital Beijing. So powerful were the explosions they could be seen from space ...

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | January 26, 2016

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...

Great news for outdoor lovers: high performance without PFCs is possible

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | February 2, 2016

"Going PFC-free in one of the world's most extreme and challenging natural environments is possible. I can do it". This was the idea David Bacci – an Italian professional climber – submitted to us when we asked the outdoor community...

The North Face and Mammut can't take PFC pollution back

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | February 3, 2016

Nature lovers and long-time customers across the globe are asking outdoor brands Mammut and The North Face to stop using hazardous chemicals to produce their gear. The past 4 days alone have seen almost 100 protests in 13 countries...

This court victory in Indonesia could send shock waves across the fashion world

Blog entry by Ahmad Ashov Birry | June 1, 2016

Indonesia’s textile industry is worth a whopping US$20 billion, and supplies global fashion brands around the world. It has also left a huge environmental footprint. But a recent court victory could change everything. The question...

Kiwi cycles the Philippines coasts to raise awareness about ocean plastic

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | October 3, 2016

Anna Dawson is no stranger to Philippine coastlines, having lived and worked in the country since 2008. However, her next challenge will be one of the biggest yet. From September to December 2016, the New Zealander is cycling 2,000km...

Samsung, it's time to walk the talk

Blog entry by Jude Lee | November 6, 2016

Samsung is at a cross-roads. In the aftermath of the Galaxy Note7 fiasco the tech giant has admitted they need a fresh start. However, this doesn't just have to be a fresh start to advertise a new Galaxy S8, it could also represent a...

Samsung, can you hear us?

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | December 1, 2016

Over the past week we've watched as thousands of people around the world joined our urgent call for Samsung to come up with a concrete plan to reuse or recycle 4.3 million Galaxy Note7s. From Hong Kong to Washington DC, you called...

Shopping doesn’t make us happy

Blog entry by Frances Lo | May 8, 2017

Do your clothes make you happy? Or, after the excitement of the shopping spree fades, does your new stuff tend to lose its in-store magic by the time it’s reached your wardrobe?   A new survey of international buying habits has...

Let’s give Levi’s 501,000 reasons to Detox

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | December 6, 2012

“From the way we make our products to how we run the company, we’re committed to restoring the environment. Consumers expect this from us, employees demand it, and the planet requires it.” This is a very honourable statement ...

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | November 27, 2012

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...

The toxic tale behind your clothing

Blog entry by Yifang Li | November 20, 2012

What are you wearing today? Touch it. Go on. What does it feel like? Yes, you're touching a piece of clothing. You're touching a type of fabric. You're touching a fashion choice. And yet, there's more to it: You're also touching a...

A campaign that touches us all

Blog entry by Q'orianka Kilcher | November 9, 2012

You're going out. First thing you do is decide what to wear, right? You decide on your look, you check in the mirror, (maybe change and check in the mirror and again a few times...) and then you're ready. We do the same when we're...

5 Greenpeace Facebook moments to remember

Blog entry by JulietteH | February 7, 2014

The social networking giant, Facebook, turned ten today, but what does that have to do with Greenpeace? Well, whether you’ve signed in or not, Facebook has become a prime mover in digital activism. It's played a role in, and...

Think Tianjin's bad? There's been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | August 19, 2015

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

17,000 hazardous chemicals and counting - open-sourcing Greenpeace’s global chemical...

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | April 4, 2016

Greenpeace is campaigning for a toxic-free future where hazardous chemicals are no longer produced, used and dumped into our environment. This includes chemicals which are persistent, toxic, bioaccumulative, carcinogenic and disruptive...

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 22, 2016

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

“It's about the people, not about the products” - the faces of PFC pollution

Blog entry by Elske Krikhaar and Jeffrey Dugas | November 21, 2016

Elske Krikhaar, Greenpeace International The first thing that went through my mind as I entered Jan and Ineke van Genderen’s living room was how close the DuPont/Chemours facility was. I could almost see it from the window. It is...

Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | December 9, 2012

Wow. We are just over 36 hours into our campaign calling on the world’s largest jeans manufacturer to Detox its products and supply chain, and already Levi’s resolve is unraveling at the seams. This is all thanks to YOUR help: More...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | November 26, 2012

Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have signed up, calling on the world’s largest fashion retailer to create fashion without...

Citizen science in action: open-source air pollution monitoring in Bulgaria

Blog entry by Teodora Stoyanova | November 21, 2016

Every day, we breathe in between 15,000 and 20,000 litres of air – enough to fill three hot air balloons in a year. This precious substance is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% carbon dioxide. But what else is in the air we...

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | April 19, 2013

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 14, 2012

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.   zoom   Levi's commits to Go Forth and Detox ...

People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 29, 2012

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media.

Bond Girl helps Detox the Oscars

Blog entry by Valeria Botte Coca | February 26, 2013

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. One such group of people is the team at Red Carpet Green Dress , who have been busy over the last weeks and months creating a beautiful gown...

Sharing the true facts about your jeans

Blog entry by JulietteH | December 12, 2012

The past few weeks have been slightly guilt inducing at Greenpeace for those of us who consider ourselves fashionistas. And since we launched our report " Toxic Threads " I’ve found it a little harder to slip into my jeans. It used to...

Full marks for Marks & Spencer

Blog entry by Martin Besieux | October 25, 2012

Encouraging a fashion behemoth to change the way it produces clothing is no small task. But armed with the facts and the collective power of supporters like you, we are able to achieve the sort of success story we are announcing...

The power of knowing what’s in your water

Blog entry by Beau Baconguis | October 12, 2012

The Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia, supports agriculture, water supplies, fisheries, industry, sewerage and electricity. It’s the lifeblood of the community around it.  But like so many other waterways in Southeast Asia,...

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 8, 2012

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

Detox is SEO Hot Right Now!

Blog entry by EoinD | September 21, 2011

Will you help us grab a top position in Google for " Detox "? If everyone with a blog reading this would link to our Detox campaign page - using the link word Detox (just like that) - we could rise to a top spot in web search...

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 1, 2011

Adidas has just announced it's goign toxic free! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the coming...

Design for Detox: Challenge Nike and Adidas by getting creative!

Blog entry by Josh S | August 3, 2011

We’re giving you the chance to redesign the Nike and Adidas logos to better reflect their truly toxic practices, help them see the error of their ways and challenge them to become champions of a toxic-free future . A logo is one...

How to lose a foot on fieldwork

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | August 2, 2011

Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace China for over seven years. She writes about the undercover research behind  our latest report  exposing the terrible impact that  China’s growing textile industry is having on the country’s rivers .

XM3N mannequins reveal their mission: To challenge Nike and Adidas to "Detox"

Blog entry by Eoin - Greenpeace International | July 19, 2011

Having mysteriously quit their day-jobs as retail store mannequins to spend a few weeks appearing at some of the world's most iconic locations bearing the Chinese symbol for water on their bodies , the XM3N have had a busy 48 hours...

G-Star commits to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | February 1, 2013

Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. Today -- after ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling -- G-Star has committed to eliminate all uses of hazardous chemicals from its supply...

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