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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...

Greenpeace exposes hazardous chemicals in clothes sold by Zara, and other leading...

Press release | 2012-11-20 at 13:00

November 20, 2012, Beijing – Clothing from the world’s largest fashion retailer Zara tested positive for hormone-disrupting chemicals and dyes that release cancer-causing substances, according to a Greenpeace report. The environmental group...

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...

Greenpeace found widespread unregulated chemicals in China's urban households

Press release | 2012-07-31 at 17:30

July 31, 2012, Beijing – A Greenpeace investigation has found an alarming range of hazardous chemicals in dust collected from households in various Chinese cities. These synthetic substances most likely come from materials used in making consumer...

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