29 July 2012

Your clothes are toxic

A report by Choice magazine says that toxicity in clothing is woefully under-regulated in Australia.

The money quote:

Andreas Schimkus, the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia's (TFIA) senior industry adviser, spent four years in Hong Kong supplying footwear to the EU market and says he was shocked by the lack of active regulation in the Australian market when he first arrived here.  
“Products that are made in China for the Australian market could not even be sent back to China, as many of them would not meet the Chinese product safety standards but are acceptable here.”


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