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Toxic Pollution

Greenpeace Demands Toxic-Free Luxury at Fall 2014 Milan Fashion Week

LUXURY DETOX Versace received a special call-out this morning when Greenpeace volunteers opened a second banner emblazoned with the message “Versace Detox now!” Greenpeace…

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Burberry Commits to Eliminating Hazardous Chemicals by 2020

Score another one for Team Planet. Burberry announced on Tuesday its decision to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its global supply chain products by 2020. The…

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Toxic "Little Monsters" Lurk in Your Kids' Closets, Says Greenpeace

LITTLE MONSTERS “This is a nightmare for parents everywhere looking to buy clothes for their children that don’t contain hazardous chemicals,” says Chih An Lee, detox…

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Lead-Tainted Accessories Abound at Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Wet Seal

Years after signing a legal settlement limiting the concentrations of heavy metals in their products, popular mall-based clothing chains, including Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, and Wet…

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Bangladesh's Toxic Leather Tanneries Even Worse Than Its Sweatshops

Photo by Pavel Rahma by Associated Press Working conditions in Bangladesh have been placed under scrutiny in the international media since last year’s tragic Rana Plaza factory…

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Your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Could Be Harming Aquatic Life, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Battling dandruff is enormously unpleasant, but it turns out the remedy for an itchy, flaky scalp is far more damaging than the presence of snow drifts on your…

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Before You Go Shopping for Clothes, You Need to Watch This Video

Margaret Mead was right on the money: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In just over 24 months, the combined efforts of Greenpeace…

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Greenpeace's "Detox Catwalk" Features Trendsetters, Greenwashers, Laggards

TOXIC RUNWAY While companies such as Uniqlo, H&M, and Mango are pushing forward with concrete actions towards their detox goals, others like Adidas, Nike, and Li-Ning are…

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Canepa is World's First Textile Mill to Commit to Greenpeace's Detox Plan

Canepa has pledged to eliminate toxic chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. The Italian mill is the world’s first textile manufacturer to publicly commit to…

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Colombian Plant Fiber Rids Water of Harmful Textile Dyes in Minutes

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Textile dyes and other pollutants can kill waterways. The dyes are not only toxic, but they discolor the water enough to prevent plants and algae from getting…

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Gap Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals But Greenpeace Isn't Happy

Gap has announced its decision to phase out toxic chemicals from its products and supply chain, but Greenpeace campaigners are less than enthused with the retail giant’s plan of…

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Greenpeace Tells Gap to Stop "Sponsoring" Toxic Water Pollution

Photos by Andri Tambunan and Deden Iman for Greenpeace After successfully procuring pledges from the likes of Levi Strauss, Nike, and Zara to detox their products and supply chains by…

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Gap Turns Indonesian River Into an Unnaturally Multicolored Chemical Soup

MIND THE GAP “Gap’s latest advertising campaign declares that we should ‘Be Bright,’ but by collaborating with toxic suppliers Gap’s clothes are turning the Citarum into a…

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You Can't Buy a Greenpeace T-shirt Right Now (Here's Why)

Photo by Shutterstock If you’re planning on buying—and wearing—a Greenpeace T-shirt as a sign of solidarity with Ma Earth, you’re out of luck. The environmental…

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G-Star Raw Moves From "Toxic Greenwasher" to "Detox Leader"

G-Star Raw has moved from a “toxic greenwasher” to a “Detox leader,” according to Greenpeace. Following pressure from the environmental nonprofit’s…

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Victoria's Secret Pledges to Detox Its Clothing, Lingerie by 2020

Looks like Victoria’s Secret is finally straightening its halo. Following a Greenpeace investigation that revealed the presence of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the popular…

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Benetton Shows "True Colors," Commits to Toxic-Free Fashion

Looks like 13 is Greenpeace’s lucky number. In response to the environmental group’s “Detox” campaign, Benetton became the 13th global retailer to make a…

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Uniqlo Pledges to Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals From Clothing by 2020

Guess we’re not the only ones turning over a new leaf for 2013. Uniqlo is making a New Year’s resolution of its own. In response to Greenpeace’s “Detox”…

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