Clothes from brands like Burberry have been found to contain hazardous chemicals
Today we told the world a story, a story about the little monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter, this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for our kids.
Our latest investigation has revealed the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing made by 12 very well known brands; from the iconic kid's label Disney, to sportswear brands like Adidas, and even top-end luxury labels like Burberry.
Fashion companies like Zara are using toxic chemicals to make their clothes
What are you wearing today? Touch it. Go on. What does it feel like? Yes, you're touching a piece of clothing. You're touching a type of fabric. You're touching a fashion choice. And yet, there's more to it: You're also touching a story. Because every piece of clothing – in your wardrobe, in my wardrobe, in everyone's wardrobe – has a story.
Fruit and vegetables sold by Tesco in China carry illegal levels of pesticides
Evan Brooks blogs about Greenpeace East Asia’s investigation into pesticides on Tesco produce.
After three years of independent testing, produce sold at Tesco supermarkets in China continues to show levels of pesticides far above the legal limit. When is Tesco going to wake up and smell the chemically-doused produce?
Tom Wang, Communications Director of Greenpeace East Asia
My name is Tom Wang. Tom is my English name. I gave it to myself when
I was learning English from my British teacher. She couldn't pronounce
my Chinese name, Xiaojun. Xiaojun means "a soldier born at
Posted by Tamara Stark — 26 September 2011 at 1:51pm
As you’ve heard, we’re now seeing a growing wave of clothing
companies committing to eliminate toxic chemicals from their production
processes. Four major clothing brands have recently come onboard and we’re
certain that more companies – and perhaps other industries – will soon stop
using hazardous chemicals that currently contaminate the world’s waterways and
Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng, China
Clothing giant H&M has responded to a torrent of tweets, Facebook
updates, and Detox sticker actions last week with a public commitment to
Detox. Hazardous chemicals are out. Transparency and transformational
change are in.
70% of China's rivers and lakes are now dangerously polluted: manufacturing industry being the main cause
a skeleton in H&M's closet. The fast-fashion retailer sells clothes
made with chemicals which cause hazardous water pollution around the
world, and the only way to stop this water pollution is to come clean
and stop using such chemicals for good. As one of the largest clothing
groups in the world, a H&M committed to a toxic-free future would
set a trend for the rest of the fashion industry to follow.