Zara produces 850 million clothing items a year. That's a hell of a lot of clothing and a hell of a lot to be concerned about if, as Greenpeace claims, those items are chock-full of toxic chemicals. Two weeks ago, Greenpeace released a report detailing the hazardous chemicals it found in mass market clothing. The organization tested apparel items from 20 leading brands, including Emporio Armani, Mango, Zara, Gap, Victoria's Secret, Levi
's, Calvin Klein and Benetton....
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Zara Home Debuts with E-Commerce in the US
October 9, 2012
NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zara Home, Inditex's commercial concept specializing in home decor, is making its US e-commerce debut on October 9th at www.zarahome.com. The product range at the US online store will feature home textiles: bed, bath...