detox fashion manifesto

Detox Fashion Manifesto from Greenpeace

detox fashion manifesto

When you shop for clothes you don’t tend to think about the pollution caused by their manufacture.  Sadly, according to Greenpeace some brands, notably Gap and Calvin Klein, have knowingly been polluting waterways around the world with harmful chemicals in the production of their clothes.

The chemicals associated with the manufacture of textiles are harmful to both people and the environment.  Affecting both humans and animals, some of these chemicals are known as ‘hormone disruptors’, causing cancer, birth defects and developmental problems, whilst others can affect the reproductive system.

In response to this, Greenpeace have created their Detox Fashion Manifesto – which calls on clothing manufacturers and suppliers to green their operations and stop polluting rivers and watercourses, after a 2011 report critically examined China’s textile manufacturing industry.

Since 2011 fifteen global brands havesigned up to the campaign – including Nike, Adidas, Puma, H&M, Marks and Spencer, Zara, Mango, Levi’s, Uniqlo and Benetton.

You can sign the Dextox Fashion Manifesto here to show clothes manufacturers that we the consumers like our clothes clean and green.

Are you in?

*image c/o Greenpeace

climate change video

Climate Change Video – Amongst Giants

climate change video

I was looking for a climate change video they other day, and stumbled upon this stunningly animated and orchestrated video about industrialisation and climate change/environmental destruction, that’s beautifully simple and accessible to all:

Amongst Giants – Turn from LWZ on Vimeo.

The music is by Amongst Giants and the video is animated by LWZ.

I really like the fact that the video gives a very visual message.  As such I think it would be a really handy climate change video for teachers looking to spark wider discussions about climate change, industrialisation,  environmental destruction and man’s involvement.

I hope you enjoy!

And if you do come across any other good climate changes video then do make sure you share them with me!  I’m always on the lookout for more!  Leave a comment, email me on moralfibres@gmail.com, tweet me, or leave me a comment on Facebook.  I’m all ears!