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Beware! You're probably a fashion victim

Image | 2012-12-03 at 3:30

To accompany the launch of the Report "Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch Up" a series of images have been produced, built around the concept of "Fashion victims". The images visualise how big brands are forcing consumers to buy clothes that...

People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

Feature Story | 2012-11-29 at 9:00

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people...

Zara are you listening?

Blog entry by EoinD | 2012-11-27

Activists dressed as 'revolting mannequins' in Taipei, through street theatre demand Zara 'Detox' now. © Steven Vigar / Greenpeace Did you know that Zara store managers report back to their headquarters every day about what's...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-11-27

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International, November 22, 2012. Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have...

Don't become a fashion victim

Image | 2012-11-26 at 3:30

Greenpeace organises a ‘fashion show’ on a makeshift runway, during the launch of the report, “Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up.” Investigations found hazardous chemicals in clothing from 20 leading fashion brands, that contribute toward...

The toxic tale behind your clothing

Blog entry by Yifang Li | 2012-11-23

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...

You've heard of Fast Food, now we bring you Fast Fashion

Standard Page | 2012-11-22 at 7:00

Thanks to your wonderful support so far, several major brands have committed to Detox already. However, our most recent investigation on 20 famous brands, including ZARA, Levi's, ESPRIT, and GAP, is just out and has uncovered even more kinds of...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | 2012-11-21 1 comment

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact on...

Toxic Threads

Publication | 2012-11-20 at 10:00

Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion.

Greenpeace exposes hazardous chemicals in clothes sold by Zara, and other leading...

Press release | 2012-11-20 at 10:00

November 20, 2012, Beijing – Clothing from the world’s largest fashion retailer Zara tested positive for hormone-disrupting chemicals and dyes that release cancer-causing substances, according to a Greenpeace report. The environmental group...

Why we're happy with Marks & Spencer

Standard Page | 2012-11-08 at 11:00

Last year, with your help, we lobbied top names like Nike, Adidas and H&M to agree to clean up their supply chains and phase out the use of hazardous chemicals. Now you've got a brand new commitment from Marks & Spencer, which become the seventh...

Full marks for Marks & Spencer

Blog entry by Martin Besieux | 2012-10-30

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International,  October 24, 2012. 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...

[Expose] Expose the true plight of our oceans

Magazine Article | 2012-09-08 at 13:35

Do you know the secret behind curing seasickness? This March, when the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, visited Taiwan many of her passengers felt a little queasy. But when Yen Ning stepped on board for the second time, she knew that all she had to...

[Investigate] How Thirsty is Coal?

Magazine Article | 2012-09-07 at 13:38

Water is our most precious resource, but China’s big plans to build 16 coal bases mostly in the north and west of the country will drain an already drought-ridden region dry. Grasslands will turn to dust, rivers will run dry, farmers and herdsmen...

Actress Sun Qian: "As Mother Earth raised us, we too must love her"

Video | 2012-08-21 at 7:30 1 comment

Chinese actress Sun Qian, better known as Auntie Jin Xi from the television costume drama Zeng Huan Zhuan, shares her passion for protecting the environment and the dangers of toxic dust in the household. Head to PMwojia.com (in Chinese) to...

How clean is your home?

Standard Page | 2012-08-15 at 11:00

Greenpeace tested dust in 11 homes in cities across China and found worrying levels of chemical contamination. This is part of our toxic-free life campaign. Keep a look out for our next update which will be on Hong Kong homes.


Hub | 2012-08-07 at 17:34

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Hub | 2012-08-07 at 17:34

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A family secret you can't dust off

Publication | 2012-08-07 at 15:19

To gauge the level of exposure of the Chinese public to hazardous chemicals in household environments, and better understand the potential for household dust to contribute to such exposure, in March and April, Greenpeace collected dust from a...

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