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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...

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...

Esprit commits to make toxic-free fashion – but where’s Levi’s?

Press release | 2012-12-07 at 21:00

Hong Kong, 7 December 2012 – Fashion brand Esprit today committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020, following public pressure in response to Greenpeace’s Detox campaign. 


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...

Big fashion brands hide toxic pollution scandal in China

Press release | 2012-12-04 at 22:30

Beijing, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial waste water with a wide range of hazardous substances from two Industrial Zones located in China’s most important textile manufacturing base.

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...

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...

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 1 comment

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...

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