Toxic Threads

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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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2012 (Vote for Most Game-Changing!)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for seven of the most ground-breaking eco-fashion stories of 2011… …

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for the Most Deplorable!)

Still think the world isn’t going to hell in a hand-basket? We’ve got more WTF fashion moments than you can shake a stick at in our archives… …

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Levi's Commits to Detoxing Its Products, Garment Supply Chain by 2020

Squeaky wheel, meet grease. After a week of relentless campaigning by Greenpeace’s “Detox” initiative, Levi Strauss has finally committed to eliminating all releases…

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Levi's, Major Denim Brands Embroiled in Mexican Water-Pollution Scandal

Levi Strauss may have pioneered the “Water<less” and “Waste<less” lines of denim, but the jean icon is far from a paragon of sustainability, according to a…

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Mango, Esprit Pledge to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals From Clothing by 2020

Greenpeace’s “Detox” campaign is having a banner month. Not only did the environmental nonprofit convince Zara, the world’s No. 1 apparel retailer, to commit to…

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Disgruntled Sweatshop Worker Allegedly Behind Chinese Factory Fire

A fire at an undergarment factory in southern China killed 14 workers on Tuesday, all of them young women between the ages of 18 and 20. Chinese state media reports quote a former…

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Greenpeace's Anime Trailer Reveals Dystopian Future Destroyed by Fashion

A dystopian city populated by mindless drones, a mustache-twirling dictator, and a Katniss-like heroine at the helm of a ragtag band of rebels. The ingredients for next summer’s…

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Zara Caves to Consumer Pressure, Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

PEOPLE POWER Among the company’s plans: to release more details about its supply chain, publish an updated “Restricted Substances List,” and audit processes by the end of…

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Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Zara, Other Fast-Fashion Brands

How toxic are your threads? If you’re a fan of cheap, disposable fashion, the answer isn’t one you’re going to like. A new investigation commissioned by Greenpeace…

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