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The Environmental Crisis WITH FASHION

BY ADAM MATTHEWS PHOTO: XAVIER ZIMBARDO/GETTY

Near critically polluted waters like Bangladesh’s River Buriganga and Cambodia’s Mekong River, life-sustaining farms are dying, potable water has become toxic and locals are now at great risk for serious illness, all as a result of industrial-scale clothing manufacturing….

10 Startups to Pitch Sustainable Chemistry

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), a multi-stakeholder collaborative that drives the commercial adoption of sustainable chemistry, has selected the 10 startups that have won the opportunity…

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‘Good bacteria’ to battle pollution and reduce the level of chemicals

A Chennai-based company, Proklean Technologies Pvt Ltd makes eco-friendly products for industries like textile, leather, and paper that otherwise depend on heavy chemicals for a substantial portion of their production process.

Is Your Clothing Toxic?

Clearing our kitchens, makeup bags, and medicine cabinets of toxins has opened our eyes to many of the ways we’re inadvertently exposed to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors on a daily basis, from…

HEALTH IMPACTS OF TANNERY WORKERS

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH PHOTO: ZAKIR HOSSAIN CHOWDHURY

Workers in many leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh neighborhood of Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, including children as young as 11, become ill because of exposure to hazardous chemicals and are injured in horrific workplace accidents…

Mass Fainting and Clothing Chemicals

The current state of regulation, as 1,000 new chemicals enter the U.S. market every year…

WashU: Fast Fashion an Environmental, Health Hazard

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental health crisis, according to a new paper from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Bangladesh Pollution, Told in Colors and Smells

SAVAR, Bangladesh — On the worst days, the toxic stench wafting through the Genda Government Primary School is almost suffocating. Teachers struggle to concentrate, as if they were choking on air. Students often become lightheaded and dizzy. A few boys fainted…

how to avoid toxic dyes in your clothing?

The subject dyes is little discussed when considering sustainability and ecological footprint of a garment. We are more inclined to take into account the organic culture of the fibers, the transformation processes of these fibers or the conditions of the workers when it comes time…