Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemical pollution is a real and deadly danger for many people in China. Hundreds of millions of people here lack access to clean drinking water, while many more are drinking contaminated water.

Over the last three decades, China's economic development has transformed the country, replacing fields and forests with thousands of factories.

Though the factories may bring wealth, they also severely pollute China's precious water resources. The widespread dumping of toxic chemicals and industrial wastewater has poisoned rivers and groundwater – and the people who rely on them.

But together we're challenging some of the world's most popular clothing brands to work with their suppliers and eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals into our water. Learn more about our internationally acclaimed Detox campaign.

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"Detox: all in or nothing" for Adidas

Image | 2014-02-10 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists stage a Detox 'Fashion Show' outside an Adidas store in Cubao, Quezon City, North of Manila, Philippines.

Burberry gets the Detox message

Image | 2014-02-03 at 6:00

Tests carried out by Greenpeace on items sold by leading clothing brands revealed the presence of hazardous and potentially hormone disrupting chemicals in children's clothing. Burberry is one of the brands tested for the report.

Little Monsters: A Field Guide to Hazardous Chemicals

Publication | 2014-01-29 at 0:00

These Little Monsters can be found lurking in our kid's clothes, escaping from factories, travelling through our waterways and causing mischief all over the world. Learn all about these scary beasts, their terrible traits and their horrific...

How to Detox a fashion brand in 14 days, 6 cities and 10,000 tweets

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2014-01-28

You did it! The British luxury brand Burberry today committed to rid their clothes and manufacturing processes of toxic Little Monsters by 2020. This is fantastic news and another people powered victory on the runway to a toxic-free...

Protest in front of a Burberry Store in Beijing

Image | 2014-01-27 at 6:00

Greenpeace demands that the luxury brand make a public commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain.

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