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Because of YOU

Standard Page | 2013-01-14 at 10:30

You gave us the power to make such striking successes for the planet in 2012. Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, has recorded a special thank you message for you and so we can show you what great wins we made here is our...

Drowning in toxic waste

Video | 2013-01-02 at 3:30

Enough is enough. The world needed to see the environmental destruction that was being caused in the name of "fashion". And who better to bear witness to the crime than a bunch of second-hand mannequins who's CVs included wearing the same type of...

Paying the ultimate price for living in the heart of the textiles industry

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-01-01

Li Bairong and his family live in Shaoxing, an area that has been severely affected by pollution. The Shaoxing Binhai Industrial Zone specialises in textile and dyeing, assuming more than a third of China’s dying and printing capacity...

A migrant worker's cottage in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-31 at 3:30

Migrant workers live in farmer's cottages within the Binhai Industrial Zone. They pay about 200 RMB per month rent for each room. The area specialises in textile and dyeing and suffers ongoing pollution associated with the textile manufacturing...

How international pressure can change Chinese factories

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-27 1 comment

The year kicked off with Mike Daisey's controversial monologue lambasting labor conditions in Chinese factories making Apple products. But it has ended with actual change in an altogether different industry but who too were accused of...

Silent witnesses to the toxic truth

Blog entry by Muyi Yang | 2012-12-25

At Greenpeace we believe in bearing witness to environmental crimes. In shining a global spotlight on injustice. In the positivity of action. A year ago we set out to investigate the discharges flowing into the Qiantang River in...

Chinese worker mixing dye in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-24 at 2:30

A worker mixes dye in a factory in the Binhai Industrial Zone. He only wears a simplified gas mask. Shaoxing County, in Zhejiang Province, is reported to have more than 9,000 textile mills and 30% of China's dyeing and printing capacity. The...

Detox Fashion

Video | 2012-12-20 at 3:30

Toxic is so last season. They say you can tell next season's hottest trend by looking at the colour of the rivers in China. But it doesn't have to be this way. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are calling on brands to make...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Feature Story | 2012-12-18 at 3:00 1 comment

Levi Strauss & Co. have committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.

Levi's have gone forth to Detox

Image | 2012-12-17 at 2:00

View through a stencil used to write the word "Detox" on the window of a Levi's store in central Taipei. The activists demanded that Levi's eliminate the use of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. Last week the fashion brand...

Levi's, Esprit, Mango commit to Detox

Standard Page | 2012-12-13 at 7:00

Levi's, the world's biggest denim brand, has committed to go toxic-free after many grueling hours of talks with Greenpeace campaigners, and a global campaign with more than 215,000 people like you! The campaigners could never have secured such...

Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-12-11

An activist pastes a poster reading: 'Make Fashion Without Pollution' onto a Levi's store in central Hong Kong. © Clement Tang / Greenpeace This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on December 7, 2012.  Wow. We...

Levi's: now is your time to detox

Image | 2012-12-10 at 3:30

A model, dressed in Levi’s clothing, exposes the Detox logo on her arm in a call for the world’s largest producer of jeans to make fashion without pollution. Greenpeace investigations have revealed hazardous chemicals in a number of Levi’s...

Esprit commits to make toxic-free fashion – but where’s Levi’s?

Press release | 2012-12-07 at 18:00

Hong Kong, 7 December 2012 – Fashion brand Esprit today committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020, following public pressure in response to Greenpeace’s Detox campaign. 


SUCCESS! ZARA commits to Detox!

Standard Page | 2012-12-06 at 7:00

we did it! ZARA joins some other big brands such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, H&M, and M&S in committing to phase out toxic chemicals during their production processes. It will work like a domino effect. One company makes a commitment, forcing all the...

Time for big brands to stop hiding in the toxic crowd

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 2012-12-06

Halogenated anilines and perfluorinated chemicals are two things you’ve probably never heard of before. In addition to being mouthfuls to pronounce, both are toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and life, both in water...

Big fashion brands hide toxic pollution scandal in China

Press release | 2012-12-04 at 19:30

Beijing, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial waste water with a wide range of hazardous substances from two Industrial Zones located in China’s most important textile manufacturing base.

Green can be the new black in fashion

Blog entry by Li Yifang | 2012-12-04

China's importance in the world of fashion is undoubtedly on the rise. Not only is it still the world’s biggest textile mill, but with a robust economy and growing amounts of new money, Chinese people have become the latest patron of...

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