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These Fashion Brands Are Detoxing the Catwalk

How green is your favorite clothing brand?

By Julia Westbrook

The clothing you wear has a larger price tag than what you see when it’s hanging on the rackโ€”it comes with costs to the environment, too. Unsustainable dyeing and processing practices in the fashion industry have had a major impact on water pollution. So, as part of the Detox Catwalk campaign, Greenpeace spent three years cataloging which major fashion brands deliver on their green promises and which are doing the bare minimum.

The main types of chemicals Greenpeace is calling for clothing companies to stop using are alkylphenol etheoxylates (APEOs), phthalates, and PFCs. Many companies have set “acceptable limits” on APEOs, but because these harmful chemicals accumulate in nature, limits don’t fix the problem. Phthalates, used particularly in plastic printed images like those on printed T-shirts, have been linked to all sorts of health problems like asthma and lowered IQ. PFCs are used in stain-resistant clothing and have been tied to thyroid damage.

As a result of its analyses,ย Greenpeace assigned brands one of three rankings: Detox Leaders, Greenwashers, and Detox Losers:

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Your Daily Water Use

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California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?

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Our Rising Oceans

Nothing could be more important.

We’re not reacting fast enough. In many cases, we’re not reacting at all.
Do not be led by men lesser than ourselves.

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How Wolves Change Rivers

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Big Easy Express

This train. San Francisco to New Orleans. Bound for glory.

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Don’t let the music stop. Get it here (free).

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108 Years in 108 Seconds

[Design] is a narrative that extends from the conceptual thinking that informs a designerโ€™s vision to the people it touches and the places it transforms.

 

Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world. -Charles Eames

 

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