JAKARTA (Yosefardi) – Are you one of the big fans of luxury fashion product? Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani or Christian Dior? If so, here is some bad news for you.
Just before the 2014 Milan Fashion Week, Greenpeace International issued a report waterway pollutants in luxury fashion brands on Monday (17 Feb). Those brands include Dolce&Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Hermes, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.
In 2011 Greenpeace found a variety of hazardous chemical in fashion products made by 20 global fashion brands. The chemical included the high level of toxic phthalates in four of products and cancer-causing amines from the use of azo dyes in two products. Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) were also found in 89 of the 141 garments tested.
European Union actually has restricted the textile industry to use the garment, which contained harmful chemical products for the luxury fashion products, especially the one labelled as “Made in Italy”. Unfortunately European Union does not particularly restrict the sale of the fashion product with hazardous residue contain.
Greenpeace International has been actively campaigning against the usage of harmful chemical substance in the textile industry since 2011. Greenpeace demands the major fashion brands and its supplier to stop using the chemical products by 2020.
Here is the list of fashion products contained with NPEs, phthalates and cancer-causing amines: Benetton, Jack & Jones, Only, Vero Moda, Blažek, C&A, Diesel, Esprit, Gap, Armani H&M, Zara, Levi’s, Victoria’s Secret, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Metersbonwe, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Vancl. (Oktofani@yosefardi.biz)