10 July 2008

clothing retailers waking up to their impact?

In line with today's theme of responsible apparel comes news that some of the big retailers are planning to meet to discuss their role in the environment. Over 3 days in Shanghai, China, representatives from the companies -- JC Penney, Levi Strauss, Marks and Spencer (UK), and Polo Ralph Lauren -- are pow-wowing in regards to the impact of dyeing in textile manufacturing.

More about the meeting here.

Read about how China is holding manufacturers accountable for their polluting ways here.

[Image: Manufacturing #7: Textile Mill. Edward Burtynsky, The China Series]

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