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People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

Feature Story | 2012-11-29 at 12:00

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people...

Zara are you listening?

Blog entry by EoinD | 2012-11-28

Activists dressed as 'revolting mannequins' in Taipei, through street theatre demand Zara 'Detox' now. © Steven Vigar / Greenpeace Did you know that Zara store managers report back to their headquarters every day about what's...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-11-27

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International, November 22, 2012. Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have...

Don't become a fashion victim

Image | 2012-11-26 at 6:30

Greenpeace organises a ‘fashion show’ on a makeshift runway, during the launch of the report, “Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up.” Investigations found hazardous chemicals in clothing from 20 leading fashion brands, that contribute toward...

The toxic tale behind your clothing

Blog entry by Yifang Li | 2012-11-23

What are you wearing today? Touch it. Go on. What does it feel like? Yes, you're touching a piece of clothing. You're touching a type of fabric. You're touching a fashion choice. And yet, there's more to it: You're also touching a...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | 2012-11-21

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact on...

Toxic Threads

Publication | 2012-11-20 at 13:00

Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion.

Full marks for Marks & Spencer

Blog entry by Martin Besieux | 2012-10-30

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International,  October 24, 2012. Encouraging a fashion behemoth to change the way it produces clothing is no small task. But armed with the facts and the collective power of supporters...

A family secret you can't dust off

Publication | 2012-08-07 at 17:19

To gauge the level of exposure of the Chinese public to hazardous chemicals in household environments, and better understand the potential for household dust to contribute to such exposure, in March and April, Greenpeace collected dust from a...

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