VIDEO: Greenpeace Criticizes Fashion Industry With Dystopian "Anime"

Sweat Shop Katniss versus the fashion industry

If there was going to be a preachy post-apocalyptic "anime style" short attacking the fashion industry for polluting and exploitative labor practices, I would have preferred to see Kenshiro break out the Hokuto Shinken on some CEOs. Instead, for their "Detox Fashion" pseudo-trailer, environment activism group Greenpeace brings us Sweat Shop Katniss versus the fashion industry. 



They say you can tell next season's hottest trend by looking at the colour of the rivers in Mexico and China. That's because global fashion brands like Calvin Klein, GAP and Victoria's Secret are using hazardous chemicals and dyes to make our clothes. These chemicals poison our rivers, and traces of these hazardous chemicals also end up remaining in many of the garments people buy.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are calling on brands to make fashion that doesn't cost the Earth. Just this week, the world's largest retailer ZARA committed to clean-up their supply chain after over 320,000 people joined the campaign calling on the brand to Detox. True People Power in action.

Join fashion-lovers, activists, models and designers in exposing big brands' dirty little secret and demanding fashion without pollution:

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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