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Model environmentalists

Feature Story | 2006-06-20 at 17:44

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.

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.

Sampling and Investigation

Standard Page | 2011-06-29 at 2:16

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.

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...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Feature Story | 2011-07-28 at 13:34

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 6:30

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 8:00 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 10:00

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 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 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.

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