|Nike vs. Adidas|
|July 31, 2011|
Detox the Future
During a recent investigation, Greenpeace has uncovered the release of hazardous chemicals by textile factories into major rivers in China. These factories are suppliers to a number of major global brands, including the global sportswear giants Nike and Adidas. The hazardous chemicals discharged by these factories into the Yangtze and the Pearl River Delta pose a threat to human health and the environment. Some are known to disrupt hormone systems, while others can cause cancer. Many of them don’t break down in the environment. Instead they build up in the bodies of animals and contaminate human food chains.
The goal of the Greenpeace campaign is to challenge Nike and Adidas, as well as other clothing brands to Just Do It and lead the way towards a toxic-free future, proving that Impossible Is Nothing.
Funnily, two weeks into Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, Puma the third largest sportswear company in the world, has leaped ahead of its rivals Nike and Adidas and publicly committed itself to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals across its global supply chain, by the year 2020.
The question now is, who will take the Detox Challenge to the next level - Nike or Adidas.
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