2013 Toxic Feature Stories

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Is adidas really "all in" for toxic-free fashion?

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | 2013-11-27

Earlier this month, Greenpeace International released the Detox Catwalk  showing which brands were hot, and which brands were not, when it comes to toxic-free fashion. The Catwalk revealed how early Detox  pioneers, including Nike...

Detox protest at Nike store in Hong Kong

Image | 2013-11-11 at 9:00

Greenpeace East Asia activists hold a 'clean run' at a Nike store in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. The activists unfurl a banner reading ”Don’t Run Dirty, Run Clean”, referring to Nike's position as a Greenwasher on the Detox Catwalk, assessing clothing...

Walking the talk to a toxic-free future

Blog entry by Ieva Vilimaviciute | 2013-11-05

Looking back over the past two years it is incredible to see what we have achieved together. As fashion lovers, shoppers, activists, bloggers, designers and models we united behind a common cause : fashion without pollution. Armed...

How people power is shaking up the fashion sector

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2013-10-29

Over the past two years the fashion industry has been undergoing a quiet revolution.  I'm not talking about the accelerating pace at which the latest styles fly from the runways to the rails, nor the growth of e-commerce and social...

Good news for Chinese kids: new toy safety standards

Blog entry by Selena Du | 2013-08-02

While one baby in particular has grabbed global headlines recently, on the other side of the world comes a fantastic piece of news for parents from Beijing to Buckingham Palace. On July 1, China notified the World Trade Organisation...

Would you fish in this river?

Image | 2013-05-20 at 8:00 2 comments

View from Qiantangjiang Dam. Many villagers use this part of the river for fishing and have little choice but to bear the pollution. The pollution is caused by wastewater from the nearby textile industry in Hangzhou, China. Dongying Wei and...

The village activist going up against China's polluters

Image | 2013-04-01 at 6:00

Dongying Wei witnesses pollution from a chemical plant. Dongying Wei and her husband Guantong Shao have been investigating environmental pollution for over a decade. They have reported their findings to the government officials and more than one...

World Water Day: 10 facts you ought to know

Blog entry by Ma Tianjie | 2013-03-22 2 comments

We live on a wet planet, and without that water we would not be able to survive. But in places like China where I live, industries such as textile facilities are pumping a nasty cocktail of toxic chemicals into our water – you only...

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