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Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Zara, Other Fast-Fashion Brands Zara Toxic Threads – Ecouterre via @onswipe

I work in the textile industry for a while. I have been selling fabric for years and therefore I’m specialized in dyeing stuff. Since I have moved to China, I had countless meetings with the big players in the garment industry, trying to explain to them that the fabric they were using for their production was not up to standard and that one day or another this could have terrible consequences. The answer was always the same: “we moved to Asia to have competitive costs and this is our target, if Chinese supplier can give us the fabric at this price, we don’t care”. You have to understand that most of the time these big companies are not training their purchaser and/or their merchandisers the right way. These guys are doing a 9 to 5 job and are not aware of the consequences of such issue. Plus their head office are putting tremendous pressure on them to keep the cost lower a...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/greenpeace-exposes-toxic-chemica...

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