In recent years, clothing and shoe factory fires have made headline grabbing news, with many workers dying in locked workrooms. Earlier this year, the fashion industry and Greenpeace worked together to highlight the toxic environmental effects of fashion. The event, staged in the Central Java town of Rancaekek, named by both the Blacksmith Institute and Swiss Green Cross as one of the 10 most toxic sites on earth, highlighted the environmental consequences of the dyes, plastics glues and other nasties used by the fashion industry.
Models in respirators, rubber boots and Indonesian designer clothes, strutted a catwalk built over contaminated rubbish strewn paddy fields.
More reason to but Lao made products like hand woven silk.
By Melody Kemp
Photos grabbed from Astro Awani