2012 Toxics Press Releases

 

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Chinese worker mixing dye in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-24 at 5:30

A worker mixes dye in a factory in the Binhai Industrial Zone. He only wears a simplified gas mask. Shaoxing County, in Zhejiang Province, is reported to have more than 9,000 textile mills and 30% of China's dyeing and printing capacity. The...

Levi's have gone forth to Detox

Image | 2012-12-17 at 5:00

View through a stencil used to write the word "Detox" on the window of a Levi's store in central Taipei. The activists demanded that Levi's eliminate the use of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. Last week the fashion brand...

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...

Levi's: now is your time to detox

Image | 2012-12-10 at 6:30

A model, dressed in Levi’s clothing, exposes the Detox logo on her arm in a call for the world’s largest producer of jeans to make fashion without pollution. Greenpeace investigations have revealed hazardous chemicals in a number of Levi’s...

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...

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...

Beware! You're probably a fashion victim

Image | 2012-12-03 at 6:30

To accompany the launch of the Report "Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch Up" a series of images have been produced, built around the concept of "Fashion victims". The images visualise how big brands are forcing consumers to buy clothes that...

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...

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