Sunday, February 17, 2013

No more fashion victims!

Today I want to talk a little bit about something I heard a while ago, and I think more people should know;
The toxic water pollution that is caused by all sorts of clothing brands.
It effects those who live in the area where a factory dumps poisonous substances but also yourselves! The toxin can cause several diseases, including cancer. I think it's definitely not fair that other people have to suffer because we are a society wich is so obsessed with clothes. 
However, the toxin doesn't stay where the clothes are fabricated, in fact it infects our whole ecosystem. Everytime you wash your toxin containing clothes, some of it gets into the surface water. 

Click here to learn more!

You might think that there is nothing that you can do, but in fact, there is! I experienced it myself. I signed up for the newsletter at the Dutch website No more fashion victims, wich is powered by Greenpeace. Several days later I received an e-mail requesting my help. All I had to do, was go to the Facebook page of G-Star Raw and leave a message to urge them to detox. So I did, and I wasn't alone. A week later I received an e-mail saying thousands of people did the same and G-star Raw showed its true face and commits to detox!

My action was so small, but all together those small actions achieved something big!

So what can you do?
- Buy second-hand clothes
- Only buy new clothes from brands that don't dump toxic (go to the Greenpeace website)
- Raise awareness amongst other people (tell them about it, post it on your blog, Facebook or Twitter, etc.)
- Urge clothing brands to detox!

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