Author Archives: Maggie Young

Is Toxic the New Black?

The fashion industry seems to think that toxic is the shade of the season, with new evidence of toxic clothes to match toxic purses and toxic jewelry. Greenpeace has recently released a report that uncovers the use of a cocktail of toxic chemicals in clothing by 20 major fashion brands, including Calvin Klein, Armani, Victoria’s [...]

Forever 21: Forever Toxic?

The popular retailer Forever 21 is a leader in cheap, fast fashion. It offers one-stop shopping for clothes and accessories which look like they came straight from yesterday’s catwalk but are only a fraction of the price.  This strategy has helped to make Forever 21 stores ubiquitous in malls across the nation and their styles [...]

Does Your Purse Have Lead In It?

Following CEH’s announcement that we are still finding the toxic metal lead in many handbags and wallets of popular brands and retailers, we’ve received a lot of media attention and interest from concerned consumers. Our testing project is set to continue through at least March of 2013. Since our June announcement, we’ve continued to find [...]

CEH Still Finding Lead in Women’s Handbags and Wallets

Women’s style magazines and designers’ ad campaigns have been heralding the “must-have” accessories of this fashion season: bright wallets, bold purses, and colorful clutches. Right now, the handbag sections of stores are packed with shades of lemon, lime, mustard, goldenrod, tangerine, apricot, orange peel, candy apple. Cute? Sure. Stylish? Perhaps. However, as CEH has discovered, [...]

Homemade Beauty Products for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, instead of giving dear mom any number of gifts that may contain harmful toxic chemicals, such as flowers sprayed with pesticides, a fashionable brightly colored purse that is laced with lead, or even a singing card from Hallmark, celebrate your love for her in a way that doesn’t threaten her health or [...]