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A Little Story About a Fashionable Lie

Publication | 2014-02-17 at 21:00

A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children's clothing and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands.

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

Press release | 2012-12-07 at 18:00

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. 


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

Press release | 2014-01-07 at 0:00

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 0:00

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.

8 Reasons to Detox our Water

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 2014-03-26

Last weekend marked the 21st World Water Day - a moment to celebrate the precious water that pours from our taps, runs in our rivers and sustains all life here on earth. It was also a timely reminder that this scarce and essential...

Burberry: Detoxing is not just a fashion fad

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2014-01-22 2 comments

If " Detox " was on your list of New Year's Resolutions, but you already found it falling to the bottom of your hopelessly long "to-do" list then fear not! You can still Detox  - but instead of beginning with yourself, why not...

Do you believe in a Detox happy ending?

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2014-01-22

Earlier last week Greenpeace launched the latest chapter of the Detox  campaign for toxic-free fashion, revealing how hazardous Little Monsters are lurking in all kinds of kid's clothes - from luxury to budget - and calling on big...

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...

Revealed! The fashion industry's dirty little secret

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-03-22

Image © Greenpeace / Alex Yallop Behind the beautiful advertising, the catwalk glamour and the perfectly manicured nails lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see, and definitely don't want you to talk...

A little story about a fashionable lie

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 2014-02-18

When I was a child my mother used to tell me stories before going to bed. One of my favourites was “the Emperor’s New Clothes”, a tale of truth, lies and fashion. Today I want to tell you another little story this time about the...

How international pressure can change Chinese factories

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-27 1 comment

The year kicked off with Mike Daisey's controversial monologue lambasting labor conditions in Chinese factories making Apple products. But it has ended with actual change in an altogether different industry but who too were accused of...

GAP: 971 days without Detox

Blog entry by Rose Lai and Ashov Birry | 2014-03-10

Last Friday, GAP officially opened its first ever store here in Taiwan. Not wanting to miss out on the party, we decided to mark the occasion by giving GAP a little reminder of its unresolved toxic problems. As the ribbon was cut at...

Why these Chinese children react differently to images of a toxic spill

Video | 2014-02-12 at 3:00

We recently showed images of this industrial spill off the coast of the city of Shishi to the children of Beijing, and asked them what they saw, with incredibly cute responses. But when we take the same images to an older child living nearby...

Will GAP take the leap into a Detox-ed future

Image | 2014-03-31 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists placed a 3D banner in front of GAP's flagship store in Taipei, Taiwan to highlight GAP's pollution issue. The banner in Chinese reads "GAP Detox Now". Earlier in March, activists from Greenpeace scaled the same store...

Fashion chains make China's toxic water pollution a global issue

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-04-10

Early one morning in 2011, environmentalist Lei Yuting was crouched by the side of the Fenghua River, which snakes through the Chinese province of Ningbo. Despite his face mask and protective goggles he could smell the chemical dyes...

A toxic industry threatens China's children

Image | 2013-12-23 at 6:00 1 comment

At a garment factory, a worker shakes each piece of newly dyed fabric to ensure it hasn't bled through the other side. In 2013, Greenpeace launched a study to investigate the hazardous and toxic residues in children’s clothing. Clothing from...

Drowning in toxic waste

Video | 2013-01-02 at 3:30

Enough is enough. The world needed to see the environmental destruction that was being caused in the name of "fashion". And who better to bear witness to the crime than a bunch of second-hand mannequins who's CVs included wearing the same type of...

A migrant worker's cottage in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-31 at 3:30

Migrant workers live in farmer's cottages within the Binhai Industrial Zone. They pay about 200 RMB per month rent for each room. The area specialises in textile and dyeing and suffers ongoing pollution associated with the textile manufacturing...

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