Just found this and had to share…

22 05 2009

I just found the web site for Green Air (www.greenairradio.com) which bills itself as  “a nationally syndicated news radio feature and multi-platform interactive hub for Green and environmentally significant news, stories and entertainment. It is comprised of a broad network of media professionals including producers, journalists, broadcasters, writers, photographers and filmmakers worldwide. Green Air creates, publishes, and distributes traditional and new media content with a contemporary and humanistic voice.”

While scrolling through the GreenAir search, I found the segment titled Toxic Textiles ( http://greenairradio.com/?p=1612 ) Please take the time to watch it!    It was an eye opener even for me, who prides herself on knowing the facts about textile manufacturing, but when I actually see those farmers spraying the pesticides – how it’s done in a developing country – and when I see the dyehouse workers wringing dyed fabrics by hand, it’s a different ballgame.  Not to mention the two women profiled who have health problems brought on by exposure to these fabrics.
 
 

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23 05 2009
Julie D.

Fantastic posting…thanks for this. Incredibly strong visuals are sometimes worth a 1000 words. And combined…indisputable.

24 05 2009
Rene B.

Great posting. Although it only shows what is happening in India you see how necessary it is that stricter laws are created. Governments have to take action. It is impossible for most garment companies to find out what is the real origin of their fabrics.

28 05 2009
Deb Olson

Thanks Leigh,
A fabulous find on greenairradio. Information is power! This will stay in my mind forever. You and Patty continue to push us all to do more and stay true to the cause of healthier textiles. By the way, you have our vote for the Green Log Award!
All our best,
Deb and Dawn
Oliveira Textiles

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