Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Greenpeace East Asia unveils Detox Catwalk report
Greenpeace East Asia unveils Detox Catwalk report
21
Mar '15
Greenpeace East Asia released its Detox Catwalk, an online platform report which assesses how effectively fashion brands are removing toxic chemicals from their supply chains and tackling water pollution.

Inditex Group, Puma and Valentino join 13 other Detox leaders in this year’s ranking, while sports brands Nike and Li Ning are labeled Greenwashers for their failure to take credible action to Detox.

“The fashion companies that have committed to Detox over the past four years represent approximately 10 per cent of the global apparel and footwear market,” said Detox campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia, Yixiu Wu.

“We believe this momentum is creating a new standard in sustainable fashion and sparking a transparency revolution and proving that zero discharge of hazardous chemicals is within our reach by 2020,” Wu added.

“It’s time greenwashers like Nike and Li Ning come clean and join the wave for toxic free fashion,” Wu observed.

The Detox Catwalk assesses how committed companies have performed against key criteria which include how they are working to eliminate known hazardous chemicals.

These include hormone disrupting chemicals such as PFCs, nonylphenols and phthalates, from their products and processes, and what steps they are taking towards full supply chain transparency.

Detox has named Inditex Group, M&S, United Colours of Benetton, H&M, Mango, Limited Brands, Uniqlo, G-Star Raw, Primark, Burberry, Adidas, Puma and Valentino as Detox leaders.

According to Greenpeace, Detox leaders are those committed companies, leading the industry towards a toxic-free future with credible timelines, concrete actions and on-the-ground implementation.

"Increased supply chain transparency is good practice for sound chemical management, which will help decision makers draft and promote solid policies in China,” said Liu Jianguo, from College of Environmental Sciences.

“Once companies are transparent, the public then has a chance to monitor what's happening in the industry and have a chance to take part in the risk management of chemicals,” Jianguo noted.

The four-year Detox campaign is changing the way companies are working with their suppliers and is starting to shift chemical regulations in manufacturing countries.

For instance, in China, harmful chemicals such as PFCs, nonylphenols and phthalates will start being regulated, following their inclusion in the 12th Five-Year Plan for the Prevention and Control of Environmental Risk of Chemicals.

In Indonesia, NPEs will be regulated and monitored with their addition to a list of hazardous and toxic materials.

In the European Union, harmful chemical groups, including phthalates, PFCs and NPEs are being added to a list of chemicals that the EU hopes to phase out and replace with substitutes.

“China’s textile industry alone is responsible for 10 per cent of the country’s industrial wastewater emission,” Greenpeace East Asia said in a press release. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

UNIDO, eWTP discuss strengthening ties to back e-commmerce

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

UNIDO, eWTP discuss strengthening ties to back e-commmerce

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation director general...

Courtesy: HueTrap

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2018

Making sustainability affordable is a big challenge

In a lot of instances, being sustainable comes with an additional...

Courtesy: Formosa Petrochemical Corporation

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

Formosa to set up petrochemical plant in Louisiana

Formosa Petrochemical Corporation has selected St. James Parish in...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

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

Leave your Comments


April 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search