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Why hasn't H&M detoxed yet?

Sep 14

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14/09/2011 10:37  RssIcon

Toxics is so last season

Greenpeace's Detox campaign is targeting H&M as the largest clothing company in its reports which confirm that H&M has links to factories discharging a range of hazardous chemicals into China’s rivers, and that clothing — including kids clothing — sold by H&M, contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) that break down into the toxic nonylphenol (NP). These chemicals are a cause for serious concern, as they are known hormone disruptors and can be hazardous even at very low levels.

Nonylphenol and other chemicals found in our sampling are man-made substances that can persist in the environment and can have potentially devastating effects as they accumulate up the food chain.

As one of the largest clothing groups in the world, an H&M committed to a toxic-free future would set the trend for the rest of the fashion industry to follow.

Nine weeks into the Detox campaign, the world's three biggest sportwear brands – Nike, Adidas and Puma - have already committed to eliminate discharges of all hazardous chemicals across their entire supply chains, and their entire product life-cycle by 2020. They have also already published a list of their suppliers online, and have published extensive details about their hazardous chemicals management program.

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