Join with me to the detox campaign by green peace for clothes without toxins!
Hundreds of polluting substances are discharged into our rivers and lakes everyday, affecting the health of a lot of people. Today, there is no control, no law or penalty to stop companies pouring the toxic waste into our rivers.
Our clothes don’t need to come with these toxic accessories: hazardous chemicals that enter the environment both as discharges from the manufacturing facilities, but also potentially as residue that is washed out when we clean our clothes at home. There are alternatives but first the manufacturing facilities, suppliers and fashion brands have to commit to transparency. The real challenge is the complete lack of public information available at the moment.
Zara, the world’s largest fashion retailer, committed to Detox its supply chain and products and to eliminate all uses and releases of hazardous chemicals by 2020. What’s more, the brand also committed to publicly disclose pollution data from at least 100 of its suppliers in the Global South, including at least 40 in China, by the end of 2013. This transparency is a real breakthrough in the way clothing is manufactured and is an important step in providing local communities, journalists and officials with the information they need to ensure that local water supplies are not turned into public sewers for industry.
Around the world, consumers, activists and fashionistas are uniting behind the idea that the clothes we buy should carry a story we can be proud of, not the residues of hazardous chemicals.
For clothes without toxins and rivers without pollution, join the detox campaign! Here!