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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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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...

In Fashion Duel, Valentino proves 'Green' really is the new 'Black'

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | February 7, 2013 11 comments

At the start of November, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to 15 top Italian and French luxury fashion brands, challenging these companies with 25 'uncomfortable' questions about their supply chains. Why? Every day another...

G-Star commits to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | January 31, 2013 2 comments

Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. Today -- after ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling -- G-Star has committed to eliminate all uses of hazardous chemicals from its supply...

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