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Greenpeace ranking reveals fashion companies’ action on toxic pollution

Greenpeace East Asia today released its Detox Catwalk, an online platform assessing how effectively major fashion brands are removing toxic chemicals from their supply chains and tackling water pollution. Inditex (which owns Zara), Puma and Valentino join 13 other Detox leaders in this year’s ranking, in previous post I have talked about the importance of brands taking action in reducing water pollution.

“The fashion companies that have committed to detox over the past four years of campaigning represent approximately 10% of the global apparel and footwear market. We believe this momentum is creating a new standard in sustainable fashion: opening up secretive supply chains and finally showing that beautiful clothes can be made without pollution,” said Detox campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia, Yixiu Wu.

The Detox Catwalk assesses how committed companies have performed against key criteria, including how they are working to eliminate known hazardous chemicals from their products and manufacturing processes, and what steps they are taking towards having their suppliers’ publicly disclose pollution information.

The urgency to tackle water pollution is gaining momentum in countries such as China where almost half of the surface water is not drinkable and 64% of underground drinking water reserves in major cities are seriously polluted. China’s textile industry alone is responsible for 10% of the country’s industrial wastewater emission.

The Greenpeace Detox campaign demands fashion brands to commit to zero discharge of all hazardous chemicals by 2020 and require their suppliers to disclose the releases of toxic chemicals from their facilities to communities at the site of the water pollution.

The full ranking of companies is here: http://greenpeace.org/detoxcatwalk
The video is a short documentary capturing voices from right along the fashion supply chain: fashion CEOs, textile factories, local communities, policy wonks and activists.    

4 comentarios:

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  2. Really this is so important!
    Not everything is about to shopping, shopping and shopping, we can do our things using our hands too. You just have to had the will to learn something new!
    I´m a really fan from the new movement #slowfashion!
    Great article! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thank you for sharing, such an important thing! xo

  4. Gracias por compartir este artículo, Victoria.



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