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.
At the start of November, we threw down the gauntlet to 15
top Italian and French luxury fashion brands. We challenged them to clean up their products by agreeing not to use toxic chemicals and to ensure their leather and packaging wasn't causing deforestation.
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.
Encouraging a fashion behemoth to change the way it produces clothing is no small task. But armed with the facts and the collective power of supporters like you, we are able to achieve the sort of success story we are announcing today.
Which is that Marks & Spencer has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020.
International fast-fashion retailer C&A has just 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
This year our Detox
campaign exposed the direct link between global clothing brands, their
suppliers, and toxic water pollution around the world. The Joint Roadmap is an
important step forward, and a reminder of what public pressure can achieve.
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?
Fast results in fast fashion: you persuaded H&M to publish its restricted substances list
Tommy Crawford, communications manager on the Detox campaign, reveals the latest success story in getting clothing brands to ditch toxic chemicals.
As fashion-lovers around the world ponder over which clothes to add
to their Christmas wishlists, news about a different list linked to the
fashion industry has got the Detox team here buzzing. I’m
talking about H&M’s Restricted Substance List, a detailed version of which appeared for the first time on the company’s website this month.