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A toxic nightmare - there are monsters in your closet!

Blog entry by Nadia Haiama | 2014-01-14

Today we told the world a story , a story about the Little Monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for...

Little Monsters: A Detox Fairy Tale

Feature Story | 2014-01-14 at 16:00

The latest report by Greenpeace East Asia revealed the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing items bought from 12 global brands, from fast fashion giants like Primark, to sportswear brands like adidas and luxury labels like Burberry.

A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

Publication | 2014-01-14 at 15:00 2 comments

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.

An early Chinese New Year "gift"

Image | 2014-01-13 at 6:00

We are calling upon the government department to implement a new and crucial chemicals regulation policy in order to combat the toxic pollution of China's waterways. Violation of environmental standards, often by extending discharge pipes into...

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 Chinese worker in a toxic industry

Image | 2014-01-06 at 6:30

A Chinese worker sews part of a jacket at a clothing factory located in Shishi city of Fujian Province. Greenpeace launched a study to investigate the hazardous and toxic residues in children's clothing. Clothing from Zhili Town of Huzhou City in...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 23:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

A toxic industry threatens China's children

Image | 2013-12-23 at 9:00 1 comment

At a garment factory, a worker shakes each piece of newly dyed fabric to ensure it hasn't bled through the other side. In 2013, Greenpeace launched a study to investigate the hazardous and toxic residues in children’s clothing. Clothing from...

220 million reasons to detox the fashion industry

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-19

The following is a excerpt from our latest report:  A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess Children that are under and including 14 years of age in China have exceeded 220 million, accounting for 16.6% of the total population. Such...

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