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Greenpeace Goes After The Outdoor Apparel Industry

Greenpeace Outdoor Apparel Study

Even with a focus on protecting our natural habitat, the outdoor industry is not immune to environmental criticism. First there was BPA, then the ethical sourcing of down, and now the industry is under attack from Greenpeace. The environmental nonprofit claims that leading outdoor apparel brands such as Jack Wolfskin, The North Face, Patagonia, and Marmot are selling apparel that have traces of potentially hazardous fluorine-based chemicals used in the waterproof membranes, coatings, and water repellent finishes.

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