Posts tagged as greenpeace

  • Friday, November 1st 2013

    Greenpeace praises Puma as a detox leader, but views Nike, Adi and Li-Ning as greenwashers

    by Markus Huber

    Yesterday, Greenpeace released its “Detox Catwalk”—a performance assessment of the progress made by major clothing companies on their commitments to toxic-free clothing. Greenpeace divided the companies into three categories: “leaders”, “greenwashers” and “laggards”. According to the environmental organization, Puma is the only sports brand to make it into the list of leaders thanks to its transparency and the implementation […]

  • Tuesday, October 29th 2013

    Greenpeace criticizes swimwear containing hazardous chemicals

    by Markus Huber

    The German section of Greenpeace warns of swimwear which contains hazardous PFC, after an independent laboratory tested items from Adidas, Chiemsee and Nike and Puma licensees. While the Chiemsee product was PFC free, the other garments did not meet some of the standards required to protect customer health. While related chemicals could be found in […]

  • Tuesday, October 30th 2012

    Greenpeace criticizes outdoor industry on use of toxic chemicals

    by Markus Huber

    Greenpeace has once again attacked outdoor brands for using toxic or even carcinogenic substances in their products. The German section of the non-governmental organization has just released a 44-page report in which it states that some manufacturers continue to use hazardous chemicals such as polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which help ensure […]