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Help fashion go organic

Ecologist magazine

1st January, 2009

The fashion industry listens to shoppers, even if governments don't. Use your power as a consumer to make safer, organic cotton more widely available:

Cotton is used for 50% of all our textile needs. Portrayed as 'clean and natural'  in advertising, one quarter of ALL farming pesticides are used in the manufacture of cotton, making it a hazard to farm workers' health and a major source of water waste.

Write a letter to your favourite brands and shops telling them you love their things and have bought plenty in the past, but in three years' time you want all the cotton you buy from them to be organic and the sooner they do it, the sooner you will be happy to shop there again.

Below you'll find contact details for some popular brands.

Adidas www.adidas.com/uk - sustainability@adidas.de

Arcadia Group: This group owns Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Evans, Burton, Miss Selfridge, and Outfit.

You can fill in their online feedback form at www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/promostores/arcadia/html/contact_us.html, or just visit the individual brands’ websites to fill in their own feedback forms, e.g. www.topshop.com - under "Details" > "Talk To Us"

Asda www.asda.co.uk - feedback form on-line under "Customer Services", then click "Contact us" in the link menu on the left hand side. Or write to:

Customer Services
ASDA House
Southbank
Great Wilson Street
Leeds
LS11 5AD

Debenhams www.debenhams.com - Fill in an online feedback form at "Customer Services", click "Contact Us", "E-mail Us" and select "Business enquiries". Or write to:

Customer Relations
Debenhams Retail plc
1 Welbeck Street
London
W1G 0AA

Diesel www.diesel.com - No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

Gap www.gap.com - Web site down for site improvements but please keep trying!

Gucci www.gucci.com - clientservice-europe@gucci.it

Harrods www.harrods.com - Feedback form on-line under "Contact us". Alternatively, write to:

Harrods Ltd
87-135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7XL

Harvey Nicholscontactus@harveynichols.com, or write to:
harveynichols.com
109-125 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7RJ

H & M www.hm.com - Fill in the feedback form on-line at: http://www.hm.com/uk/hm/startfaq/contact_srt.jsp by selecting "United Kingdom" and then clicking "H&M Hennes Ltd." in the web address line, or write to:

H & M Hennes Ltd.
2nd Floor
Holden House
57 Rathbone Place
London W1T 1HE

Hobbs www.hobbs.co.uk


Jasper Conran www.jasperconran.com - info@jasperconran.com, or write to:

Jasper Conran
1-7 Rostrevor Mews
Fulham
London SW6 5AZ

John Lewis www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk - Fill in the online form under "Contact Us", or write to:

John Lewis Partnership Head Office
Partnership House
Carlisle Place
London
SW1P 1BX

Karen Millen enquiries@karenmillen.com

Kookai www.kookai.com - No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

La Redoute www.redoute.com - helpline@redoute.co.uk, or write to:
Jean Gibson
Customer Care Manager
La Redoute
PO Box 777
Bradford BD99 4WY

Levi’s
cs.ukeire@levi.com

Louis Vuitton
www.vuitton.com - No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

Marks and Spencer’s
www.marksandspencer.com - customer.services@marks-and-spencer.com, or write to:

Marks and Spencer Group plc
Waterside House
35 North Wharf Road
London
W2 1NW

Mango www.mango.com - The online form is available under "Contact us". Don’t be confused by the big "Supplier Service" section that appears first – the "Customer Service" option is just below that.

Nike www.nike.com - No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

Prada www.prada.com - No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

Primark www.primark.co.uk – No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

Puma www.puma.com - sustain@puma.com

Ralph Lauren
www.polo.com - No specific contact details have been made available. If you shop here, try asking in –store.

Reiss – Fill in the online form at www.reiss.co.uk/html/contact.php, e-mail customerservices@reiss.co.uk, or write to:

Customer Services
Unit 12 Eastbury Road
London Industrial Estate Park
Beckton
London
E6 6LP

Selfridges – Write to:
Selfridges Connect
Enterprise House
Sunningdale Road
Leicester LE3 1ZW

Zara www.zara.com - Fill in the online form by clicking "Customer Service" and then "Contact". You’ll then be given the parent company’s data protection guidelines. If you click "I agree" then the customer service form will come up.

 


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