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Greenpeace study finds toxic residues in kids wear sold by Burberry, adidas, etc.

Press release | 2014-01-14 at 14:00

Beijing - Hazardous chemicals have been found in children’s clothes and shoes made by major brands including Burberry, adidas and Disney, according to a new investigation released today by Greenpeace East Asia [1].

Witnessed by Greenpeace: Southeastern China coastal water blackened by industrial...

Press release | 2014-01-07 at 3:00

Greenpeace has found a huge plume of black water covering an area estimated as 50 Olympic standard swimming pools off the coast in Eastern Shishi City, China, where a discharge pipe of an industrial zone lies under the sea surface. Lab testing...

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.

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...

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. 


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.

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...

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...

Major brands set to execute promises to detoxify their clothes

Press release | 2011-11-22 at 13:39

Beijing – Greenpeace yesterday lauded a plan published by international clothing companies Adidas, H&M, Nike and Puma that sets out to realistically execute promises made earlier in the year for the elimination of all releases of hazardous...

H&M's "Detox" commitment set to be this season's hottest fashion trend

Press release | 2011-09-20 at 16:17

Beijing/Stockholm – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following pressure from Greenpeace.

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