Textile towns in the shadow of pollution

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.

The latest updates

 

Detox: International Week of Action

Slideshow | 24 February, 2014

Dolce&Gabbana, stop selling us toxic lies

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 23 February, 2014 2 comments

One week ago we opened Milan Fashion Week in style - revealing the toxic truth behind luxury fashion. As the highlight of the fashion calendar; the glamorous catwalk shows organised by brands like Dolce&Gabbana, from Milan to Paris,...

Versace: enough lies! We want fashion we can be proud of

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 20 February, 2014 2 comments

Milan Fashion Week is a circus of beauty and style - the stage on which the fashion world brings its dreams to life. This year, however, Greenpeace Italy opened proceedings with drama of a different kind: climbers unveiled a 100 sq...

Opening Milan Fashion Week in style

Blog entry by Stefano, Greenpeace Italy volunteer | 19 February, 2014

While you are reading this I am joining the thousands of people standing up and taking action on behalf of children everywhere to demand toxic-free fashion. As a parent and a Greenpeace Italy volunteer I am here at the very...

A little story about a fashionable lie

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 17 February, 2014 6 comments

When I was a child my mother used to tell me stories before going to bed. One of my favourites was “the Emperor’s New Clothes”, a tale of truth, lies and fashion. Today I want to tell you another little story this time about the...

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