Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Primark joins Greenpeace's global Detox campaign
Primark joins Greenpeace's global Detox campaign
11
Feb '14
British retail giant Primark joined the growing number of brands committing to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain as part of Greenpeace's global Detox campaign.
 
Primark joins Burberry to become the second clothing company to sign a Detox commitment in the past two weeks. This news follows the release of Greenpeace's latest report revealing the presence of hazardous chemicals in children's clothes made by 12 major brands.
 
"Primark's commitment shows that it refuses to be left behind as toxic-free clothing becomes a fashion trend in the industry. From budget retailers like Primark, to luxury houses like Burberry, brands are helping put an end to this toxic nightmare. Laggards like adidas and Disney need to act now to stop these hazardous little monsters once and for all," said Ilze Smit, Detox Campaigner at Greenpeace International.
 
As part of its commitment, Primark agreed to eliminate all hazardous chemicals in all its products and across its production processes by 2020. Primark will also ensure supply chain transparency by requiring manufacturing facilities to upload data on hazardous chemical discharges via a publicly accessible platform. This will give the public and people living near these facilities in manufacturing centres like China the right to know what is being discharged into their environment.
 
"This commitment is great news for Primark's customers, its workers and the local communities affected by toxic-water pollution. It is now up to Primark to ensure these promises are translated into concrete actions so children everywhere can grow up in the toxic-free future they deserve," said Smit.
 
Building on this progressive move to improve conditions and transparency in its supply chain, Greenpeace urges Primark to now credibly resolve outstanding social issues related to the well-being of those working to produce its products. While the Detox campaign is calling for major clothing brands to create toxic-free fashion, Greenpeace believes good labour conditions and environmental protection should go hand in hand.
 

Primark


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2016

India’s apparel sector has huge job creation potential

Export-oriented apparel production in India and other South Asian...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2016

Raymond’s net sales up 5% in FY16 to Rs 5,595 cr

Renowned Indian textile, apparel and fashion brand, Raymond reported...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2016

eBay and Innotrac merge to become Radial

eBay Enterprise and Innotrac have joined forces to become Radial, the ...

Interviews View All

Brent Blum
Accenture

How do you envision the future of wearables in the fashion industry?

Victor Chao
Esmetex

Could you describe the global market for sportswear? Which are the...

Vivek Kumar Rawal
BioRe India Ltd.

How is the demand for Indian organic cotton in the world market? What is...

Dr. Razvan Popescu
Bozzetto Group

Dr. Razvan Popescu is the Business Unit Head of the Textile Chemicals...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

<i><b>Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand...

Mr. R. N. Doshi
Rajoo Engineers Limited

Mr. R. N. Doshi, co-founder of the Rajoo Group - Excellence in Extrusion,...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
April 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


feedback
We would love to hear from you about your experience using the new interface. A quick review of yours would help us give you a better experience.
Advanced Search