Zara commits to go toxic-free

Posted by petespeller — 29 November 2012 at 10:38am - Comments

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 power in action.

Marks & Spencer takes toxic chemicals out of clothing

Posted by Martin Besieux — 24 October 2012 at 4:11pm - Comments
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This isn't just detox, it's M&S detox

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.

Big clothing brands like H&M are listening to you

Posted by jamie — 27 October 2011 at 1:55pm - Comments
Greenpeace volunteer talks to a passer-by outside H&M in Stockholm
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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.

Surfing the Detox wave

Posted by Tamara Stark — 26 September 2011 at 1:51pm - Comments

As you’ve heard, we’re now seeing a growing wave of clothing companies committing to eliminate toxic chemicals from their production processes. Four major clothing brands have recently come onboard and we’re certain that more companies – and perhaps other industries – will soon stop using hazardous chemicals that currently contaminate the world’s waterways and environment.

Will H&M make “Detox” the new must-have?

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 13 September 2011 at 9:54am - Comments
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70% of China's rivers and lakes are now dangerously polluted: manufacturing industry being the main cause

There's a skeleton in H&M's closet. The fast-fashion retailer sells clothes made with chemicals which cause hazardous water pollution around the world, and the only way to stop this water pollution is to come clean and stop using such chemicals for good. As one of the largest clothing groups in the world, a H&M committed to a toxic-free future would set a trend for the rest of the fashion industry to follow.

Detox hat-trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in ditching toxic chemicals

Posted by Eoin D — 31 August 2011 at 10:34am - Comments
Adidas is given the yellow card in Hong Kong for the use of toxic chemicals in t
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Adidas has agreed to play clean and has committed to removing toxic chemicals from its products

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced!

This is great news for our environment, rivers, and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture.

Greenpeace research reveals toxic chemicals in biggest clothing brands

Posted by Eoin D — 23 August 2011 at 2:30am - Comments
Clothing and the Global Toxic Cycle - 300 dpi
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Dirty Laundry: Clothing and the Global Toxic Cycle

Our latest research reveals that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) - chemicals that are effectively banned in clothing manufacturing in Europe - which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP), a toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting substance. 52 out of 78 garments from 14 global clothing, brands sold in the UK and the continent, tested positive for NPEs, including four Adidas articles.

Nike steals the lead in Detox challenge

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 18 August 2011 at 1:00am - Comments
Nike commits to a champion a toxic free future. Can adidas top that?
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Nike commits to champion a toxic-free future. Can Adidas top that?

The world's number one sportswear brand, Nike, has accepted our Detox challenge: today it has officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. This is a major win for our campaign to protect the planet’s precious water, and create a toxic-free future.

Create a revolution in your wardrobe - part two

Posted by louise — 9 August 2011 at 1:58pm - Comments
Girls sort scrap fabric in a family workshop in Gurao, China where the economy i
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Girls sort scrap fabric in a family workshop in Gurao, China where the economy is centered on textile production.

In the second half of our tips on greening your wardrobe - to help you clean up your clothing inspired by our Detox campaign - we look at saying no to child labour, questioning distressed denim, avoiding greenwash, spring cleaning, speaking out and spreading the word.

Create a revolution in your wardrobe - part one

Posted by louise — 2 August 2011 at 4:01pm - Comments
Daily workers at a denim washing factory in Xintang, China, search wastewater fo
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Workers at a denim washing factory in Xintang, search wastewater for stones, to create stonewash denim.

Has our Detox campaign made you think about your clothes and their hidden consequences? You may already heart second hand, throwaway fashion makes you ill, and your mantra is quality not quantity. But how else can you align your sartorial and sustainable sides? Here's our first set of tips to help decrease your fashion's footprint.

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