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Toxic Chemicals in Popular Children’s Clothing Brands

Despite the campaign’s success, there’s still a long ways to go. Companies such as Disney and GAP continue to refuse to Detox. You, however, can join the fight for toxic-free fashion, and here’s what you can do:

1. Start by watching this revealing YouTube clip on how people power truly is changing the face of fashion.

2. Show this infographic, “A Detox Fairy Tale,” to any children you know. Get it into school classrooms to help educate them about what’s actually in their clothing. Science teachers can use the online Water Warrior tool kit to teach students about the importance of protecting our global water supply.

3. Sign the Detox Fashion Manifesto to add your personal voice to the campaign.

4. Learn how to Detox your own wardrobe. Greenpeace provides practical pointers here that include buying second-hand, opting for high-quality classics that won’t need to be replaced anytime soon, supporting eco-friendly brands, learning how to mend, refusing distressed denim (aka “killer jeans”), and washing less.

5. Post a picture of yourself on Instagram wearing a plain (no brand name) T-shirt. In the caption field, type hashtags #detox #peoplepower and the name of whatever brand you’d like to see Detox.

Article by Katherine Martinko


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1:47PM PST on Mar 2, 2014


2:50AM PST on Mar 1, 2014

Now that's just wrong!

8:08PM PST on Feb 26, 2014


8:50PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank you.

5:04PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

It is downright sickening to think that the clothes you are buying for your children are full of toxic chemicals. Where are the scruples of these companies? It goes to show that we have to be diligent in researching everything these days. You can't take anything for granted in terms of it being safe, natural, healthy, etc., etc. Everyone wants the best for their children and for their families. We have to hold companies accountable for providing safe ingredients, no matter what it is, whether it's clothing, food, housing materials, etc.

8:35AM PST on Feb 25, 2014


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2:33AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

I have to give a high five to the author of this post for not only sharing the problem, but also ways to combat it. Now, if only more people would become aware of issues like this and take an active role rather than shopping by price alone.

1:03AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Ridiculous. Why is the question? Monsanto...maybe...

8:19PM PST on Feb 24, 2014

Should be okay after washing

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What a good idea. I had not thought of that. Maybe changing out my plain fan for a heater fan type…

Drop the foul language. This is not a Miss Prissy thing. Energetically, those words feel like slaps…


Wet moss or wet tree lichen. Until you can get to something better. It really does help.


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