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Kid's wear made in China carry toxic substances

Press release | 2013-12-17 at 3:00

Beijing - Children’s garments made in China’s biggest kid’s wear manufacturing towns contain hormone disruptors and chemicals that are toxic to the reproductive system, says a Greenpeace East Asia report released today.

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...

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...

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...

Capturing poverty and death in China's polluted cancer villages

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-03-13

In 2010 Chinese journalist Deng Fei published a Google Map that highlighted some of the country's many 'cancer villages' - a name bestowed to hot-spots of unusually high numbers of cancer victims. Such villages are often blighted...

Documenting China's 'cancer villages': from Jiangsu to Yunnan

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-02-27 1 comment

Last week we heard, for the first time, the Chinese government acknowledge the existence of ‘cancer villages’ .  When our campaigner Mariah Zhao went to visit one such village in China's Jiangsu province, back in 2009, here is...

China acknowledges 'cancer villages', unveils breakthrough chemical plan

Press release | 2013-02-26 at 9:30

Greenpeace hailed China’s commitment to clean up chemical pollution with a breakthrough chemical management plan that acknowledges for the first time the existence of ‘cancer villages’ and will blacklist 58 chemicals and have an elimination...

G-Star aims high with a commitment to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2013-02-14

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 31, 2013. Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. After ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling, G-Star has...

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