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Toxins Found in Children's Clothes From Big Fashion Brands


Green Lifestyle  (tags: children, clothing, toxic chemicals, protection )

Farah
- 313 days ago - scmp.com
Environmental activists have urged parents to avoid children's clothes that contain heavy dyes and plastic prints - including those from big fashion brands - because they are likely to contain potentially harmful chemicals.



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Farah Hage Ali (161)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 6:08 am
The link to this article is (http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405291/toxins-found-childrens-clothes-fashion-big-names), thank you and I would like to apologize for the bad direct link
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 8:08 am
Sadly toxins/chemicals can be found in pretty much everything. It's terrible...and these greedy mongrel designers care only about profit. Thx Farah
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 12:24 am
Very worrisome and discouraging how toxins are found in just about any and everything these days. Thanks Farah.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 1:38 am
Well, I try to share it... "Bad" big companies...
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 2:35 am
Making money is not the only reason to do business
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 5:20 am
Noted
 

Debbie S. (33)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:42 am
Link didn't work but glad to see this post on here. I've heard about this a long time ago, shortly after NAFTA and all the jobs going to China and elsewhere who don't give a rip about safety (including the U.S. for not making them follow our safety standards we USED to have) This is just another reason I refuse to support any made in China goods. So called American companies and businesses that sold the American worker out for cheap labor, inferior unsafe goods then they want us Americans to buy that crap? You don't get loyalty after you have screwed people over. No our family does not buy this crap.

Someone we know worked at a Kohl's store and a woman had her little boy trying on some boys slacks, he wet is pants and there was a toxic gas that caused the store evacuated and a hazmat team had to go in. Something to do with toxic chemicals in some of the dye colors in this pair of slacks made in China.

On top of that a nice quality made in U.S.A. sweater used to be about 40 dollars and the made in China one about 12-14 dollars. Once NAFTA went in to effect we hardly see any American made ones offered (in the stores) and the made in China sweaters are around 40 dollars or more. So now they can make lots more profit. Ha! No I refuse to buy this crap.
 

Chantale F. (22)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 7:58 am
Some new clothes actually stink so that would be because of the toxins. There are toxins in almost everything. It's terrible. Not just clothes. After I detoxed my home I could smell it in various shops here and there. Hopefully there is something we can do about this like the slow clothes movement.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:59 am
Noted. You'd have thought that they'd be tested ... wouldn't you?
 

barb horban (46)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 2:58 pm
One of my first jobs was in retail clothing. To this day I can still remember the stench of formaldehyde as we unpacked boxes and filled racks and shelves. Horrible! Noted and shared
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 4:53 pm
Noted & Tweeted.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 9:36 pm
I too thought that things had to get tested and passed before it was sold. Sure don't remember having these problems when I was younger. Sorry they are happening now. We just need to be more observant and protective in all aspects of our life. Thanks Farah
 
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