Chinese worker mixing dye in Shaoxing

Photo | 2012-12-24

A worker mixes dye in a factory in the Binhai Industrial Zone. He only wears a simplified gas mask. Shaoxing County, in Zhejiang Province, is reported to have more than 9,000 textile mills and 30% of China's dyeing and printing capacity. The textile industry is an outstanding source of pollution in coastal Zhejiang Province which assumes more than a third of China's dying and printing capacity and houses suppliers of global fashion brands such as Calvin Klein.

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