Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemical pollution is a real and deadly danger for many people in China. Hundreds of millions of people here lack access to clean drinking water, while many more are drinking contaminated water.

Over the last three decades, China's economic development has transformed the country, replacing fields and forests with thousands of factories.

Though the factories may bring wealth, they also severely pollute China's precious water resources. The widespread dumping of toxic chemicals and industrial wastewater has poisoned rivers and groundwater – and the people who rely on them.

But together we're challenging some of the world's most popular clothing brands to work with their suppliers and eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals into our water. Learn more about our internationally acclaimed Detox campaign.

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220 million reasons to detox the fashion industry

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-19

The following is a excerpt from our latest report:  A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess Children that are under and including 14 years of age in China have exceeded 220 million, accounting for 16.6% of the total population. Such...

Kid's wear made in China carry toxic substances

Press release | 2013-12-17 at 0:00

Beijing - Children’s garments made in China’s biggest kid’s wear manufacturing towns contain hormone disruptors and chemicals that are toxic to the reproductive system, says a Greenpeace East Asia report released today.

Is adidas really "all in" for toxic-free fashion?

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | 2013-11-27

Earlier this month, Greenpeace International released the Detox Catwalk  showing which brands were hot, and which brands were not, when it comes to toxic-free fashion. The Catwalk revealed how early Detox  pioneers, including Nike...

Walking the talk to a toxic-free future

Blog entry by Ieva Vilimaviciute | 2013-11-05

Looking back over the past two years it is incredible to see what we have achieved together. As fashion lovers, shoppers, activists, bloggers, designers and models we united behind a common cause : fashion without pollution. Armed...

How people power is shaking up the fashion sector

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2013-10-29

Over the past two years the fashion industry has been undergoing a quiet revolution.  I'm not talking about the accelerating pace at which the latest styles fly from the runways to the rails, nor the growth of e-commerce and social...

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