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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

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.

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...

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.

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

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)

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.

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...

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