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Limited Brands & Benetton join Greenpeace Detox campaign to eliminate use of hazardous chemicals from fashion products

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23 January 2013

United Colors of Detox

Author: Greenpeace France

Deux nouveaux groupes viennent de rejoindre le mouvement Detox : l’italien Benetton et l’américain Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret). Ces deux nouveaux venus portent à 14 le nombre de groupes textiles qui, depuis le lancement de la campagne Detox, se sont engagés à éliminer les substances chimiques dangereuses de leur production…Depuis 2011, Greenpeace dénonce le cycle toxique de la mode : dans les pays de fabrication des vêtements, les cours d’eau sont pollués par le rejet de produits toxiques utilisés par l’industrie textile. Dans les pays où ces vêtements sont importés, le lavage en machine des tissus, puis leur mise en décharge, provoque le rejet de substances toxiques dans l’environnement…

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22 January 2013

Limited Brands, Benetton Agree to Greenpeace’s Environmental Safety Measures

Author: Accessories Magazine [USA]

Limited Brands, parent to Victoria’s Secret, and the Benetton Group are the latest major fashion retailers and manufacturers to sign onto Greenpeace International’s Detox campaign that seeks to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from fashion products…Greenpeace said Limited Brands agreed to stop using phthalates and perfluorinated chemicals in its apparel before 2020…Last week, Benetton, which owns Sisley, Playlife and United Color of Benetton, agreed to join the Detox campaign. That agreement follows one by Uniqlo [part of Fast Retailing]…[I]nvestigations uncovered chemicals in clothing items bearing the labels of 14 international brands, which break down in water to form these same toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals that pose a serious threat to human health and the environment...[also refers to Esprit, Levi’s, Mango, Zara (part of Inditex)]

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