In Australia, there is a wonderful company called “Blessed Earth” (Link) and I can testify to the wonderful quality of their sheets. I can sleep contentedly, knowing that others have not suffered in the production of the item.
This company provides organic bedding, clothing and living products at wholesale prices.
In 2011 Greenpeace published two reports: one investigating the discharge of hazardous substances from textiles manufacturing in China linked to major clothing and sportswear companies (Dirty Laundry), and another detailing the presence of NPEs in clothing and footwear of 15 leading brands (Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry). With the publication of these reports Greenpeace challenged global brands to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products by 2020.
The Detox Campaign, as it is now known, is especially targeting Chinese manufacturers. With nearly 50,000 textile factories, the “factory of the world” is in fact the first victim of textile water pollution, prompting even the government to face up to the problem. “China is moving toward legislation where each company is responsible for its wastewater,” said Ulrike Kallee. “Awareness is now very high.”
The man-made chemical by-products of the textile industry are shown to…
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