The King is Naked

Eliminate toxic chemicals

Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.

The production, trade, use, and release of many synthetic chemicals is now widely recognised as a global threat to human health and the environment.

Yet, the world's chemical industries continue to produce and release thousands of chemical compounds every year, in most cases with none or very little testing and understanding of their impacts on people and the environment.

Water

Water is central to our lives but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. Some of the worst industrial pollution is contaminating the world's most vulnerable water resources.

Find out more about our water campaign.

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Green gloves take over Italy challenging the fashion industry

Blog entry by Esperanza Mora | March 7, 2013

On Saturday, Greenpeace Italy activists challenged the fashion industry on the streets of 24 Italian cities, including Milan, Florence and Rome. Following events held at the Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, Greenpeace...

Bond Girl helps Detox the Oscars

Blog entry by Valeria Botte Coca | February 25, 2013 4 comments

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. One such group of people is the team at Red Carpet Green Dress , who have been busy over the last weeks and months creating a beautiful gown for...

Pointing fashion brands in the right direction

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | February 23, 2013 3 comments

Greenpeace Italy activists this morning covered the famous sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, also known as "The Finger”, with a giant green glove. Activists surrounded the base of the sculpture and unfurled a banner with the message:...

A green catwalk in Milan

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | February 20, 2013

The Milan Fashion Show, one of the world’s top haute couture spots, has had an unexpected and green start this year as Greenpeace Italy activists unveiled a ‘vertical catwalk’ on the façade of the splendid Sforzesco Castle. ...

New York Fashion Week's unexpected show

Blog entry by Kat Clark | February 12, 2013 1 comment

In the midst of a rainy New York Fashion Week, four exclusive fashion brands were greeted by "clean-up crews" challenging them to adopt forest friendly and toxic free policies. Activists decorated store windows with giant images of...

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