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Nike commits to champion a toxic-free future

Feature story | 18 August, 2011 at 1:14

The world's #1 sportswear brand, Nike, has accepted our Detox challenge: today it has officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. This is a major...

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 31 August, 2011 17 comments

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the...

11 Ways to Detox Football

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 2 June, 2014

UPDATE June 2014 -  Great news! Thanks to #PeoplePower, adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean.  Read more... Since the launch of the latest Detox investigation into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been...

Join the #DetoxWave

Blog entry by Hanno Groth | 26 May, 2014 1 comment

UPDATE June 2014 -  Great news! adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean.  Read more... Do you remember the last football match you went to? The incredible atmosphere fuelled by thousands of passionate fans, all...

Keeping the game beautiful

Blog entry by Manfred Santen | 21 May, 2014 4 comments

UPDATE June 2014 -  Great news! adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean.  Read more... As expectation builds towards the 2014 World Cup, the Detox campaign this week blew the whistle on a toxic scandal that goes...

Nike Scores 1-0 Over Adidas with toxic pollution clean-up commitment

Press release | 18 August, 2011 at 2:57

Barcelona/Beijing 18th August 2011 - The world's largest sportswear brand, Nike, has today committed to the elimination of releases of all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020 (1),...

Detox Facts

Background | 8 July, 2011 at 3:19

A Greenpeace investigation has uncovered links between a number of major clothing brands and textile factories in China that are releasing hazardous chemicals into the environment. Here are the facts...

Nike & Adidas: Detox the world's water

Feature story | 12 July, 2011 at 15:32

Game on, Nike and Adidas. Greenpeace is calling you out to see which one of you is stronger on the flats, quicker on the breaks, turns faster and plays harder at a game we're calling 'Detox': Who'll be the first to take action and eliminate...

Trendsetters, Greenwashers and Laggards unveiled on Greenpeace’s Detox Catwalk to...

Press release | 31 October, 2013 at 7:00

Amsterdam, 31 October 2013 – Greenpeace International today released its “Detox Catwalk” (1), an interactive online platform assessing the progress made by major clothing companies towards a toxic-free future.

Adidas is back onside!

Blog entry by Dr. Kirsten Brodde | 11 June, 2014 6 comments

As we reach fever pitch on the eve of the World Cup, football fans everywhere have an early reason to celebrate – adidas has today taken a big step towards kicking hazardous chemicals out of the beautiful game. Almost a year since we...

Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry

Publication | 23 August, 2011 at 5:00

Research commissioned by Greenpeace International has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs -- which are used as...

Dirty Laundry

Publication | 13 July, 2011 at 5:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'Dirty Laundry', profiles the problem of toxic water pollution resulting from the release of hazardous chemicals by the textile industry in China. The investigations focuses on two facilities that were...

Leather industry giant moves to end Amazon destruction

Feature story | 14 August, 2009 at 17:14

Bertin, the world’s largest leather exporter is joining the fight against deforestation and climate change and is finally doing the right thing and backing the call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms responsible for Amazon deforestation.

Rebranding Adidas to Detox our Water

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 19 August, 2011 7 comments

Within hours of Nike's announcement on 18 August to champion a toxic-free future, Greenpeace activists in cities around the world headed to their nearest Adidas Store with huge "Detox" stickers to rebrand the shop windows and doors.

How to lose a foot on fieldwork

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | 1 August, 2011 7 comments

Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace in China for over seven years. She writes about the undercover research behind  our latest report  exposing the terrible impact that  China’s growing textile industry is having on the country’s rivers...

Hundreds strip to challenge Nike and Adidas to Detox

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 23 July, 2011 16 comments

Would you take your clothes off and dance in public for a cause? Well more than 600 brave people did just that today, outside Adidas and Nike highstreet stores in 29 cities in 10 countries--to challenge the sportswear leaders to...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 26 July, 2011 13 comments

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. The...

XM3N mannequins reveal their mission: To challenge Nike and Adidas to "Detox"

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 15 July, 2011

Having mysteriously quit their day-jobs as retail store mannequins to spend a few weeks appearing at some of the world's most iconic locations bearing the Chinese symbol for water on their bodies , the XM3N have had a busy 48 hours...

Deforestation and slave labour still linked to Brazilian cattle industry

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, Amazon Campaign Director | 15 April, 2011 4 comments

A cattle farm in the Amazon - from the Greenpeace International report ' Slaughtering the Amazon '. Image: Daniel Beltrá A 2 billian Reais lawsuit (that’s $900 million USD) was launched yesterday against 14 slaughterhouses in...

Important step down the catwalk to toxic-free fashion

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 21 November, 2011 2 comments

International fast-fashion retailer C&A today joined with China’s biggest sportswear company, Li-Ning, and Adidas, Nike, Puma and H&M to launch a Joint Roadmap to begin tackling the fashion industry’s toxic pollution problem. ...

Adidas needs to earn its stripes by championing a toxic-free future

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 23 August, 2011 2 comments

Our latest research reveals that there is a good chance that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), chemicals which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP) -- a toxic, persistent and...

Get Involved: Form a Twitter Team for Detox!

Blog entry by Josh S | 28 July, 2011 3 comments

As you may have heard, we’ve laid down a Detox Challenge to the world’s leading sports brands, including Nike and Adidas. We want to know who will be the first to champion a toxic-free future by removing toxic chemicals from their...

Design for Detox: Challenge Nike and Adidas by getting creative!

Blog entry by Josh S | 2 August, 2011 4 comments

We’re giving you the chance to redesign the Nike and Adidas logos to better reflect their truly toxic practices, help them see the error of their ways and challenge them to become champions of a toxic-free future . A logo is one...

Detox Protest in Hamburg

Image | 27 January, 2014 at 12:58

Greenpeace volunteers protest in front of an Adidas chain store in Hamburg. They are protesting against the usage of toxic chemicals in textile production. . Greenpeace demands that the sports brand implement their commitment to eliminate all use...

Dirty Laundry

Video | 13 July, 2011 at 14:55

Watch the campaign background video to see how we follow the toxic trail: from the pollution at the pipe, to factories that make our clothes, to the international clothing brands that have the power to change the system and Detox our future

Nike vs. adidas detox striptease

Video | 28 July, 2011 at 12:45

Flashmobs in 29 cities, all at once! More than 600 people danced and stripped outside Adidas and Nike stores in 29 cities in 10 countries for Greenpeace's Detox Campaign to challenge the sportswear leaders to eliminate hazardous chemical releases...

Dirty Laundry update

Video | 20 September, 2011 at 20:00

Clean freshwater is one of our most precious and most threatened natural resources. In China, for example, as much as 70% of rivers, lakes and reservoirs are polluted. Many chemicals released from textile factories threaten human health and the...

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