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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A Little Story About a Fashionable Lie

Publication | 2014-02-18 at 0:00

A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children's clothing and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands.

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...

A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

Publication | 2014-01-14 at 15:00 1 comment

A new investigation by Greenpeace has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children’s clothing and footwear across a number of major clothing brands, including fast fashion, sportswear and luxury brands.

A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess II

Publication | 2014-01-07 at 3:00

Greenpeace has witnessed and documented a huge, black plume of wastewater, on the surface of the sea neighboring China's Wubao Dyeing Industrial Zone, which is estimated to cover an area equal to 50 Olympic swimming pools and was easily spotted...

A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess

Publication | 2013-12-17 at 3:00

Greenpeace has investigated the hazardous chemical residues present in children’s clothing. A set of 85 clothing items from Zhili Town of Huzhou in Zhejiang Province and Shishi in Fujian Province - two large production bases for children’s...

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