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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Mind the GAP

Video | 2014-03-19 at 6:00

Earlier this month GAP officially opened its first ever store in Taiwan. Not wanting to miss out on the party, we decided to mark the occasion by giving GAP a little reminder of its unresolved toxic problems. As the ribbon was cut at the...

Why these Chinese children react differently to images of a toxic spill

Video | 2014-02-12 at 6:00

We recently showed images of this industrial spill off the coast of the city of Shishi to the children of Beijing, and asked them what they saw, with incredibly cute responses. But when we take the same images to an older child living nearby...

Detox proves there's real strength in 'people power'

Video | 2013-10-30 at 9:00

Around the world a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution. United by a shared belief that the clothes we wear should carry a story we can be proud of,...

Textile towns in the shadows of pollution

Video | 2013-03-28 at 9:00

"If... we don't say anything, don't pay any attention, what will future generations do? How will they survive in this type of pollution? When our descendants come to pay their respects, they won't thank us. They will say, what were our...

Actress Sun Qian: "As Mother Earth raised us, we too must love her"

Video | 2012-08-21 at 9:30 1 comment

Chinese actress Sun Qian, better known as Auntie Jin Xi from the television costume drama Zeng Huan Zhuan, shares her passion for protecting the environment and the dangers of toxic dust in the household. Head to PMwojia.com (in Chinese) to...

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