Looks like Native American groups aren’t the only ones Victoria’s Secret is in hot water with lately.
Last week, Greenpeace released a report titled “Toxic Thread: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up”, which called out numerous fast fashion retailers for the use of hazardous chemicals in garment manufacturing, the lingerie behemoth among them. According to the research, 50% of the four Victoria’s Secret samples purchased for the study tested positive for hazardous and potentially cancer-causing chemicals.
All of which doesn’t exactly mesh well with a certain Angel’s commitment to all things clean and natural. Miranda Kerr launched her skincare line Kora Organics in 2009 with the mission of promoting her “passion for living a healthy, organic lifestyle.” The Daily Mail reports that in the wake of the Greenpeace study, Kerr “may turn her back on the company” if they do not take measures to switch to safer practices.
Miranda handing in her Angel wings sounds like a losing proposition on both ends, given her value to the company as one of their biggest stars of the moment. In turn, the model is raking in the big bucks shilling their lingerie ($4 million last year alone).
The clear solution here? Victoria’s Secret needs to clean up their act, stat.