A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet from Greenpeace

Greenpeace's 'Little Mosnters'

Greenpeace’s ‘Little Monsters’ Image © Greenpeace

Don’t believe us? Greenpeace has just released a report that shows shockingly hazardous levels of toxins in clothes made for kids. The clothes tested came from fast fashion brands, such as American Apparel, C&A, Disney, GAP, H&M, Primark, and Uniqlo; sportswear brands, such as adidas, LiNing, Nike, and Puma; and the luxury brand Burberry. They were also manufactured in twelve different countries. read it here

This is pretty alarming stuff. Not only are these chemicals in the clothes worn by our children, they are also being handled by the workers in the garment trade all over the world. What’s more, these chemicals could be let loose in the environment, harming the natural world and local communities.

Read more about how these chemicals can affect your child here.

Read the Daily Mail’s coverage of this report.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet from Greenpeace

  1. Pingback: Burberry: Detoxing is not just a fashion fad | Greenpeace International | TheFableists

  2. I have shared this on the Children’s Allergy Network pages. Sometimes we wonder why our children are reacting to clothes when they are made of cotton. This goes some way to explain why. Thank you.

    • Thank you for sharing! It is a really important study and something that we should all be paying attention to. Ad campaigns have focused on how cotton is the most natural material when, in fact, it is the ‘dirtiest crop’ in many ways.

  3. Pingback: ‘It took a Hundred years to grow and just 10 minutes to cut me down!’ (greenpeace) | euzicasa

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s