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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Seesaw Seesaw X Greenpeace: Secondhand kid's clothes swap party

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-02-11

Why secondhand clothes? A recent Greenpeace test found toxic chemicals in children’s clothes, ranging from budget fashion to luxury brands products. Laundering may help to remove some toxic chemicals from new clothes. However,...

Primark joins the 5 Step Detox Programme

Feature Story | 2014-02-10 at 18:30

Today, British retail giant Primark became the 20th global clothing company to commit to Detox. In doing so, they have taken up the challenge laid down to the fashion industry by people around the world to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from...

How to Detox a fashion brand in 14 days, 6 cities and 10,000 tweets

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2014-01-28 4 comments

You did it! The British luxury brand Burberry today committed to rid their clothes and manufacturing processes of toxic Little Monsters by 2020. This is fantastic news and another people powered victory on the runway to a toxic-free...

A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Feature Story | 2014-01-23 at 20:30

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...

Burberry: Detoxing is not just a fashion fad

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2014-01-22 2 comments

If " Detox " was on your list of New Year's Resolutions, but you already found it falling to the bottom of your hopelessly long "to-do" list then fear not! You can still Detox  - but instead of beginning with yourself, why not...

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