2013 Toxic Feature Stories

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Silent witnesses to the toxic truth

Blog entry by Muyi Yang | 2012-12-25

At Greenpeace we believe in bearing witness to environmental crimes. In shining a global spotlight on injustice. In the positivity of action. A year ago we set out to investigate the discharges flowing into the Qiantang River in...

Chinese worker mixing dye in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-24 at 5:30

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...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Feature Story | 2012-12-18 at 6:00

Levi Strauss & Co. have committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.

Levi's have gone forth to Detox

Image | 2012-12-17 at 5:00

View through a stencil used to write the word "Detox" on the window of a Levi's store in central Taipei. The activists demanded that Levi's eliminate the use of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. Last week the fashion brand...

Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-12-11

An activist pastes a poster reading: 'Make Fashion Without Pollution' onto a Levi's store in central Hong Kong. © Clement Tang / Greenpeace This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on December 7, 2012.  Wow. We...

Levi's: now is your time to detox

Image | 2012-12-10 at 6:30

A model, dressed in Levi’s clothing, exposes the Detox logo on her arm in a call for the world’s largest producer of jeans to make fashion without pollution. Greenpeace investigations have revealed hazardous chemicals in a number of Levi’s...

Time for big brands to stop hiding in the toxic crowd

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 2012-12-06

Halogenated anilines and perfluorinated chemicals are two things you’ve probably never heard of before. In addition to being mouthfuls to pronounce, both are toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and life, both in water...

Green can be the new black in fashion

Blog entry by Li Yifang | 2012-12-04

China's importance in the world of fashion is undoubtedly on the rise. Not only is it still the world’s biggest textile mill, but with a robust economy and growing amounts of new money, Chinese people have become the latest patron of...

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