Thursday, November 29, 2012

Toxic Apparel - Not Good for Us!

Zara the most toxic apparel says Greenpeace

Greenpeace the environmental organization made public the investigation conducted to find toxic chemicals in garments finding out that Zara produces the most toxic items for both humans and the environment.
GreenpeaceThe organization found toxic chemicals in 89 of the 114 garments being researched. During this research the organization did a focus on the fashion garments from brand like Levis's , Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger and Zara, and the report was titled "Toxic Threads. The big fashion stitch-up".
According to Greenpeace  the nonylfenolethoxylates (NFE's) used to fix colours on textiles, may produce hormonal disruptions, and when they are used can end up in water through the laundering process and drinking water, this chemicals are not possible to remove from water.

Other brands mentioned on the report as the greatest users of NFE's are C&A, Mango, Calvin Klein, Metersbowe and Jack & Jones, had the highest use of these chemicals on its garments. In the investigation the organization also found the use of amines, which are registered by the European Union as possible carcinogens, but none of the brands have broken the law since today the amines remain within the European Union's standards.

This is not the first time Greenpeace is after fashion brands encouraging them to reduce their use of chemicals, some of the brands alerted by the organization and starting to pay more attention to nature are Marks & Spencer, H&M, Adidas, Nike and Puma.

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