Detox: How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion


A ©Greenpeace Video, published on Youtube, October 24th 2013.

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Around the world a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution…

For more information or to find out how you can join the campaign visit: The Detox campaign, Greenpeace

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