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The dirty secret behind jeans and bras

Feature Story | 2010-12-01 at 10:00

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 10:00

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...

Baby sleeping in a factory in Guangdong

Image | 2012-02-20 at 14:00

A sleeping infant in a weaving factory in Gurao, Shantou. In Gurao, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and has documented the effects on the community.

Workers are printing designs on to fabric

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:00

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

A lingerie shop in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 14:33

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

Family workshops are common in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 14:40

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 thicket of billboards and advertising line

Image | 2010-12-01 at 17:40

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

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:00

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

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