3D street art highlights toxics in clothing

Video | 2012-03-22

Planet Street Painting artists were commissioned by Greenpeace to make a giant 3D painting on the sidewalk of the World Fashion Centre. The piece highlights how global fashion brands have turned us into unwitting polluters.

We tested products that we knew contained residues of toxic substances by washing them under conditions that simulated domestic laundering. Then we measured how much of the chemicals remained in the clothing. In this way we could identify the percentage of "washed out" chemicals which end up being flushed into our rivers, lakes and seas, where they break down to form even more hazardous substances.

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