Full of visceral reminders that pollution ravages humans and the environment alike, the new documentary seeks to offer hope nonetheless.
Plus: A look at how the fashion industry can improve its environmental impact.
Ever since Greenpeace freaked all of us out with its Toxic Threads report on the hazardous, potentially cancer-causing chemicals clothing companies use to manufacture many of their products, guilty apparel brands have been slowly but surely stepping up and committing to transforming their manufacturing processes. So far, 14 brands have made detox committments including Zara and Levi's, and now Victoria's Secret, found to be one of the worst offenders, has committed to going toxic-free.
Following Zara's lead, another major apparel brand--the world's largest denim brand, actually--has committed to changing its manufacturing practices following pressure from Greenpeace and its recent report on the hazardous chemicals clothing companies use to manufacture many of their products. This time, the protests were right in line with the offending brand's own marketing.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is less than a week away, but yet another controversy threatens to cast a shadow over the glittery affair: Greenpeace just named the retailer among their "Detox Villains" for their lack of commitment to eco-friendly practices and potentially toxic products. This could pose a big problem for Miranda Kerr, one of the brand's biggest Angels, who is so committed to green living she has her own organic skincare line. So when we saw the model at last night's Footwear News Achievement Awards, we asked for her take.