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British luxury brand Burberry responded to allegations brought about by those meddling Greenpeacers that "hazardous chemicals" were found in the spring 2013 line. Specifically, they identified a high level of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in the purple metallic shirt (recently modeled by Romeo Beckham). The chemical, once degraded into nonylphenols (NP), can disrupt hormones. Science, right?
"All Burberry products are safe and fully adhere to international environmental and safety standards," Burberry's official statement reads. "We have an active programme dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of our supply chain, working in collaboration with our suppliers and NGOs. Greenpeace is aware of our work, which includes the commitment to eliminate from our supply chain the release of chemicals that have an environmental impact."
Chih An Lee, Greenpeace East Asia Detox campaigner called it "a nightmare for parents everywhere looking to buy safe clothes for their children" regardless of expense.
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