A report released by Greenpeace, called “Toxic Threads - The Big Fashion Stitch-Up,” is based on an in-depth investigation of the fashion world manufacturers. Twenty of the world’s largest fashion brands contain hazardous chemicals such as amines, when broken down, are cancer causing agents. Other brands contain NPEs, that when broken down, contain chemicals that are known hormone disruptors. The content of these agents that were above 1,000 ppm, included manufacturers such as: Levi’s, Zara, Mango, Metersbonwe, Calvin Klein, M&S (Marks & Spenser), and Jack & Jones. Additional toxic fashions include higher levels of phthalates in four of the products and included traces of amine from using the azo dyes in two of the Zara products. There were many other hazardous chemicals found in the clothing items tested. Over 141 clothing items were selected for the testing process, and the results found for the study were not only shocking but alarming that the fashion world would buy into these practices.
3 Responses to “Are You Wearing Toxins Today? Hazardous Chemicals Exposed in Fashion”
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.