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Greenpeace unveils Detox Catwalk list
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Jul '16
Courtesy: Greenpeace
Courtesy: Greenpeace
Greenpeace International unveiled its Detox Catwalk list, which assesses how effectively 19 major apparel and fashion brands are cleaning up their supply chains of toxic chemicals.

Only three companies made it to the list of 'Avant-Garde' companies on track to clean up their chains as promised by 2020. This includes Inditex, owner of Zara, H&M and Benetton.

Brands like Adidas, Burberry, Levi's, Primark and Puma find themselves in the middle 'Evolution Mode' category.

“These brands are not banning enough hazardous chemicals and rely on the flawed chemical list from the industry group Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC),” Greenpeace said.

According to the NGO, this list is missing important substances like PFCs and solvents like Dimethylformamide (DMF).

Companies like C&A, Fast Retailing, G-Star, Mango, and Miroglio score higher within the same 'Evolution Mode' group, either for better chemicals management or greater supply chain transparency.

“We applaud H&M, Zara and Benetton for leading the way and setting a new standard in toxic free fashion,” said Kirsten Brodde, head of the Detox My Fashion campaign at Greenpeace Germany.

“These companies prove that cleaning up the fashion industry is possible, both for large and medium-sized companies,” she added.

The Detox Catwalk assesses how committed companies have performed against key criteria, including eliminating known hazardous chemicals from their products and manufacturing processes, disclosing pollution information and publishing suppliers' lists.

The Greenpeace Detox campaign demands fashion brands commit to zero discharge of all hazardous chemicals by 2020 and requires their suppliers to disclose the releases of toxic chemicals from their facilities. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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