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Little Monsters: going back to school

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 28 August, 2014 2 comments

Back to school time is upon us again. At this time of the year parents everywhere reveal their true nature: there is the excited and optimistic kind, longing for the school activities as a relief from a busy summer; and the I-am-not...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 5 July, 2016 6 comments

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,”...

New clothing tests implicate global brands in release of hormone-disrupting chemicals

Press release | 23 August, 2011 at 5:01

Beijing - Manila, 23 August 2011 - The latest research into toxic water pollution released today by Greenpeace International reveals the presence of nonylphenol ethoxylates (1) in clothing items bearing the logos of 14 global brands (2),...

A Little Story about a Fashionable Lie

Publication | 17 February, 2014 at 8:00

A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children's clothing and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands.

Dirty Laundry Reloaded into your washing-machine

Feature story | 20 March, 2012 at 17:10

Global fashion brands are turning us into unwitting polluters. This is what we discovered in our latest research conducted on clothing and sportswear produced by big companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and G-Star.

New Greenpeace Research: Washing Big Name Brands Makes Consumers Polluters

Press release | 20 March, 2012 at 12:11

Amsterdam, 20 March 2012 – Greenpeace today released evidence (1) that hazardous chemical residues in clothing items sold by major brands (2) are released into public waterways when they are washed by consumers. Once entering our rivers, lakes...

A toxic river runs through it

Feature story | 8 June, 2010 at 18:10

Russian waters are being poisoned by hazardous substances that sometimes exceed hundreds of times the safe limit as set by authorities. This was the finding of an historic ship tour as the Greenpeace flag sailed into Moscow for the very first...

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 14:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Feature story | 23 January, 2014 at 14:30

A team from Greenpeace East Asia's Detox campaign recently discovered an unsettling sight off the coast of South Eastern China. Next to the city of Shishi, a centre for children's clothing production, they discovered a huge black plume of...

About

Background | 7 July, 2011 at 3:04

The Detox campaign was launched in 2011 to expose the direct links between global clothing brands, their suppliers and toxic water pollution around the world. Fieldwork and investigations in manufacturing countries, along with the testing of...

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