05/12/2012

Facts about: Zara

Do you remember my "Facts about..." series in which I already talked about H&M, Gina Tricot and Topshop? Yesterday I thought that it was time to continue this series and there's a special reason why I chose to talk about Zara next. Maybe you already heard about Greenpeace fighting against polluting chemicals being used in the production of clothes? And especially Zara has made bad headlines on this issue...



Name: Zara
Origin: Spain
Founded in: 1975
Owner: Inditex group which was founded by Amancio Ortega
Stores: about 1390 stores in 74 countries
Other brands: Inditex group implies not only Zara but also the brands Zara Home, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Uterqüe
Products: clothes, shoes and accessories for women, men and children
Online Store:
www.zara.com
Eco friendliness: In its international campaign "Detox" Greenpeace calls on manufacturers to replace risky chemicals with environmentally friendly substances. Also Zara was accused of using polluting chemicals to produce its clothes but the brand lately agreed to ban these dangerous chemicals from the production.

Banner from Greenpeace's "Detox" campaign in Hamburg (Germany) saying "Do you know Zara's dirty secret?"

Now tell me what do you think about Zara using these chemicals? Will you keep on shopping at Zara or will you wait until they banned all the bad substances?

26 comments:

  1. I did not know about this (and I'm from Spain) but I don't use to buy at Zara because here everyone wears it and I don't really like to look like the others. And now I think that I won't buy a lot of their clothes... Just in sales xD thnxs for sharing! ^^

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  2. Wonderful post! You have an amazing blog :) I definitely follow you, also on twitter. Would you like to follow each other?

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  3. Wow I had no idea Zara used such chemicals. That's such a shame, because they have such amazing designs. I don't even know what to think anymore.

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  4. Nice post!



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  5. it won't affect anyone much.. if dey said dey have banned it.. i love zara :)

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  6. Great post on Zara... I just did a project on Zara and learned so much about it! it is definitely my favorite store ever. xo

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  7. ich hoffe, dass sich etwas ändern wird! :)

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  8. IS it bad for our health,skin,etc?? And I think I wont shop in zara for a

    while..but will still wear my clothes from it


    bahbohh

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  9. You've done a very detailed research about Zara. Of course I will continue to buy their clothes. They will be under pressure to stick to their agreement so all will be good.

    LUXESSED

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  10. interesting post, thanks for the information :)
    xx

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  11. Love these facts posts. I work at H&M so it was cool to read :D x


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  12. Ich liebe Zara, aber solang sie das weitermachen, werde ich dort nichts kaufen. Ich bin Greenpeace Aktivistin und leider sehe ich, dass nicht viele Bloggers naturschutzbewusst sind. Deswegen unterstütze ich total deine Initiative, welche ich toll finde. LG,


    Fashion Landscape

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  13. Thanks for this short background on Zara!! :)All their other stores I'm a huge fan of too! Inditex is a great retail giant!! :)

    New follower here!
    ♥,
    Shari

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  14. wow, i'm learning about the bad chemicals now, never heard about them before. Hope everything gets solved soon.
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  15. Oh no! Now I can't unread this :(
    I love this store so much so hopefully they will be quick about banning these chemicals!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  16. I'm obsessed with Zara;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  17. Great post! It is crazy we don`t have enough informtions about things!Would you like to follow each other on gfc ? It would be great!
    Kisses from Norway !

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  18. I'm a big fan of ZARA. But I'm really happy that ZARA now chose to work with ecofriendly products to produce their clothes.

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

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