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.