Take Action Today: Detox Fashion
How far will you go in the name of fashion?
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A few weeks ago, I received a newsletter from Greenpeace Philippines that led me to watch this vid from
their post on Victoria's Secret as a Detox Leader.
There was apparently an investigation conducted by Greenpeace where they found hazardous chemicals in a Victoria's Secret undies in high levels, and identified it as hormone-disrupting phalates. Little did I know that even textiles and garments can contain such chemicals. Well it's possible since textile coloring relies on chemicals too, this makes sense. But now because of public pressure, Limited Brands, the company who owns Victoria's Secret and La Senza lingerie, finally made a move and promised that they will make their products free from harmful chemicals by 2020 which is good news (but we have to wait until then).
In line with this, Zara also announced last year the brand will go toxic-free by 2020, and removing the worst chemicals such as PFCs sooner, by the end of 2015. Read complete article here.
Greenpeace also calls on to brands such as Calvin Klein and GAP who seemingly continue to ignore this appeal on reducing the levels of chemicals in products.
I'm blogging this to support Greenpeace for their cause to protect the environment and the health of human beings. And let me quote Greenpeace, "Fashion needn’t cost the earth."
View the Greenpeace blog article here.