26 Jul '18, 4pm

Brands make 'mixed progress' on viscose pollution in Asia

Brands make 'mixed progress' on viscose pollution in Asia

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018 Brands make 'mixed progress' on viscose pollution in Asia Written by John Mowbray Details Discharge from Aditya Birla facility in Indonesia (c) Changing Markets Tweet LONDON – Luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada and Chanel sit alongside low-cost apparel retailers, such as Asda, Lidl and online brands Boohoo and Missguided when it comes to transparency in their viscose textile supply chains, according to a new update from the UK-based Changing Markets Foundation. The update follows a year on from its original report on viscose pollution , which implicated fashion brands such as H&M, Marks & Spencer, Levi Strauss and Zara in viscose pollution incidents in China, India and Indonesia. No actual sampling of wastewater from viscose mills was done in 2018, although seven apparel brands have now signed up to a new roadmap for change, while viscos...

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