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Model environmentalists

Feature Story | 2006-06-20 at 15:44

High fashion isn't normally known for being held in high regard among environmentalists. But some big names and big brands in fashion have gotten together with us to put on a toxics-free fashion show.

Sampling and Collecting Evidence

Standard Page | 2011-06-29 at 0:16

Greenpeace collects scientific evidence of hazardous chemicals in China through testing water samples and documenting environmental degradation. We then use this evidence to lobby polluters and the government to ask for change.

The dirty secret behind jeans and bras

Feature Story | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

Jeans, bras and underwear are every-day clothing items that we take for granted – but they are far from harmless. Greenpeace went behind the scenes to two major towns of jeans and bra manufacturing, and discovered widespread pollution.

Textile Towns in China Pay High Environmental Toll for Export Economy

Press release | 2010-11-30 at 7:00

Greenpeace investigations have found widespread pollution, including high concentrations of heavy metals, in Xintang and Gurao, two textile factory towns in Guangdong province that make blue jeans and bras, respectively. Greenpeace calls upon the...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Feature Story | 2011-07-28 at 11:34

Hats off to Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, for publicly committing today to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its whole supply chain by 2020.

A Chinese worker in a toxic industry

Image | 2014-01-06 at 3:30

A Chinese worker sews part of a jacket at a clothing factory located in Shishi city of Fujian Province. Greenpeace launched a study to investigate the hazardous and toxic residues in children's clothing. Clothing from Zhili Town of Huzhou City in...

Would you fish in this river?

Image | 2013-05-20 at 6:00 2 comments

View from Qiantangjiang Dam. Many villagers use this part of the river for fishing and have little choice but to bear the pollution. The pollution is caused by wastewater from the nearby textile industry in Hangzhou, China. Dongying Wei and...

Workers are printing designs on to fabric

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

Workers are printing designs on to fabric at a factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

Family workshops are common in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:40

Family workshops are common in Gurao. These five children go to school during the day, but work at night and on weekends. Three are local children, and two are from Hunan and Guizhou. They get 0.30 yuan each for every 100 bra straps that they...

These workers are sewing jeans in a makeshift

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:30

These workers are sewing jeans in a makeshift shed that serves as a workshop in Xintang, Guangdong province

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:17

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang, Guangdong province. Xintang is known as "the Jeans Capital of China" and produces more than 260 million pairs of jeans every year, 40% of which are exported.

This boy is working with his parents at a

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:32

This boy is working with his parents at a small jeans workshop in Dadun Village in Xintang. He earns 0.15 yuan for snipping loose thread ends off one pair of jeans; in one day he can do about 200 pairs. (Xintang, Guangdong province)

A lingerie shop in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:33

A lingerie shop in Gurao, Guangdong province. Known as the lingerie capital of China, Gurao manufactures 200 million bras every year.

This Google satellite map shows the local

Image | 2010-12-01 at 16:19

This Google satellite map shows the local river of Xintang flowing into the Dong river, which eventually leads to the Pearl River Delta. Xintang produces 260 million pairs of jeans every year.

A thicket of billboards and advertising line

Image | 2010-12-01 at 14:40

A thicket of billboards and advertising line the busy streets of Gurao, Guangdong province

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-11-30 at 15:03

Every morning, workers at a denim-washing factory in Xintang must search through wastewater to scoop out stones that are used to make stonewash denim. The stones are washed with the fabric in industrial washing machines and discharged with the...

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge from a fabric dyeing factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:46

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory forms a mesmerizing pattern (Xintang, Guangdong province)

How China is bringing meaning to the words 'hope' and 'change'

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-29

Hope was a word that in 2008 really resonated with the American public. Along with the word  change , they resonated so strongly that the two accompanied a certain American president hopeful right into office. But in the end a word is...

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