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Textile companies commit

This ‘OPEN LETTER’ section allows us to go beyond clothing in our commitments.
“We want poppies” is a call to ban all pesticides.
As a reminder, pesticides kill the land and animals, and the link with cancer has now been established.
Since cotton is the crop that uses the most pesticides (24% of all pesticides while occupying just 3% of cultivated land), as a company working in the clothing sector we want to join this commitment and invite you to sign the petition. To go further, we suggest you read the book “Nous voulons des coquelicots” (“We want poppies”).

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hen we want poppies, we need to look at how we dress, from head to toe. The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. It emits 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases each year, meaning its impact is greater than that of international flights and maritime traffic combined. Cotton alone accounts for 24% of global pesticide production. The clothing market is undergoing a criminal and absurd price war, which means that on average each person buys 60% more clothes than they did 15 years ago and keeps them for half as long.

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These figures, among others, have been known to those working in the sector for a long time. Some of them have not waited to hear the cries of alarm and other dramas to take their professional responsibilities seriously in the fields of production, clothing, distribution, reuse and recycling.
We invite those working in the sector and the general public to sign the petition and share the call for poppies and a ban on pesticides.