Toxic Textiles

workers dyeing textiles
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Toxic Textiles

20% of industrial pollution comes from the textile manufacturing process. Over 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothing. Workers come in direct contact with these chemicals - often without adequate safety protections - and are at risk of contracting deadly diseases. Meanwhile, manufacturing environments are heavily polluted, affecting the health of the local communities and ecosystems.

It's time for clothing companies to clean up their act.