BREAKING NEWS: Acid, Formaldehyde Found in Designer Clothing Brands

by , 03/18/10

designer clothing, Dolce & Gabanna, eco-fashion, eco-fashion news, green fashion, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable style, Trussardi, Versace

Think that avoiding cheap, throwaway clothes and sticking with brand names means that your wardrobe is safe from dangerous toxins? Think again. Chinese inspectors randomly sampling department stores and boutiques in the southeast China province of Zhejiang found that a dizzying 60 percent of garments made outside of China suffered from poor colorfastness, high levels of acid or even contained formaldehyde. And you might recognize some of the offenders’ names – Dolce & GabbanaHugo BossHermesTrussardi, and Versace.


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