Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up REPORT

Toxic Threads The Big Fashion Stitch-Up Greenpeace

This new Greenpeace report delves further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion. The investigation includes 20 global fashion brands – including Armani, Levi’s and Zara. A total of 141 items of clothing were purchased in April 2012 in 29 countries and regions worldwide from authorised retailers. Here are some of the findings

Phthalates were detected in 31 of the samples, with high levels in 4 garments

-Cancer-causing amines from the use of certain azo dyes in two garments

NPEs (nonylphenol ethoxylates…scary words) were found in 89 garments

-The presence of many other different types of potentially hazardous industrial chemicals was discovered across a number of the products tested.

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