Tesco To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Clothing Brand
UK supermarket group Tesco has pledged to remove potentially hazardous chemicals from the supply chain of its F&F clothing range, according to environmental organisation Greenpeace.
Tesco is the latest company to join Greenpeace's Detox campaign, which calls on clothing manufacturers to remove chemicals that could be harmful, and adopt business models to achieve more sustainable consumption of textiles.
Eighty other international brands and suppliers have already committed to the Detox standard, including retailers such as Aldi, Lidl, and Marks & Spencer.
“The Detox standard is the new industry baseline - in only six years, forerunners of the textile sector went from total denial and opacity of their supply chain to transparency and the banning of all hazardous chemicals," said Kirsten Brodde, project lead of Detox campaign with Greenpeace Germany.
"Tesco’s commitment shows the rest of the industry that using hazardous chemicals is not an option anymore."
Tesco says that it has committed to the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals across the entire product life-cycle by 2020, and will achieve this by working with trusted fabric suppliers, global testing agencies, and leading chemical experts.
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