Preview: Pants Amnesty

By tikichris Last edited 108 months ago
Preview: Pants Amnesty

Pants to Poverty
Photo by randydandy via the Londonist Flickr pool

Tomorrow around 1pm, thousands of people from around the world (including some undisclosed celebs) are expected to descend upon the Royal Exchange for (as far as Londonist can ascertain) the world’s first ever Pants Amnesty. The idea is to show up at with a pair of “bad pants” and to change into a free pair of more humane and eco-friendly undies. Organized by makers of fair-trade and organic cotton underwear, the event is part of global campaign to “rid the world of bad pants” and to raise awareness about the highly toxic insecticide, Endosulfan. Despite it being banned in 62 countries (including the European Union), Endosulfan is still in widespread use in many developing countries, on crops like cotton, soy, coffee, tea and vegetables.

Can’t make it or plan to come along hopefully to have your picture taken slingin’ your tidy whities in the air? The ever roving eye of Londonist will be there with camera at the ready.

More info at Pants to Poverty Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119947464055

Last Updated 06 July 2009

Satyabroto

Endosulfan can be used safely and judiciously. Each pack carries detailed instructions. The last spray on cotton is months before any garment can reach a consumer. Harmful residues are simply impossible. The campaign is not based on facts and shows a versatile and economical pesticide in unjust light.