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Restricted Substances in the Manufacturing of Apparel and Footwear

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 8, 2016 10:13:07 AM

A great variety of chemicals is used in the manufacturing of apparel and footwear to facilitate production and to obtain desired properties in the finished product. Consumers are now paying more and more attention to the effects of those chemicals, especially to their impact on human health and the ecosystem.

For you as a manufacturer it is therefore highly advisable to update your knowledge of international regulations and Restricted Substance Lists, RSLs, regularly. You should also aim at raising the awareness of your suppliers to ensure that they understand the importance of following chemical regulations and the requirements of your buyers.

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Topics: apparel, footwear

TÜV Rheinland: End-to-End Solutions to Improve Chemical Management for the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 1, 2016 6:48:15 PM

Almost, every person on the planet is in contact with some sort of textile, fabric, or footwear. Each of these products uses chemicals during the manufacturing process – either to achieve a function like water-repellence, for adding texture, or more commonly for color. The wide use of chemicals, the large quantity of water, and the presence of hazardous chemicals in the waste water are some of reasons for the apparel and footwear sector to be regarded as one of the most environmentally polluting industries in the world; along with safety risks for workers and consumers.

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Topics: footwear, apparel