Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Esprit's clothing is free of hazardous chemicals
Esprit's clothing is free of hazardous chemicals
28
Nov '12
Esprit, the global brand for clothing and life style products, herewith declares that its products are safe. 
 
Recently, Greenpeace tested nine of our garments. All items tested prove safe and within legal limits and are not harmful to our customers. Esprit goes beyond legal limits and follows its own standards. Each Esprit style and each colour is checked for both physical and chemical tests through a stringent process to assess all risks. 
 
In addition, Esprit works closely with independent external testing agencies and the chemical industry. In two of the nine tested items by Greenpeace, we have unfortunately exceeded our own limits but stayed within legal limits. We regret the incident of these two fails and will continue to deliver only 100% safe garments to our customers. 
 
In line with Esprit´s long-term sustainability program, we recognise that the fashion industry still lacks a common standard in the use and discharge of chemicals in textile manufacturing. This is not acceptable and satisfying for Esprit. According to our approach in support of the precautionary principle, Esprit herewith confirms that it is committed to phase out all hazardous chemicals from the whole life cycle and especially all production steps that are needed for the manufacturing of the entire apparel & footwear products of Esprit. That is why we will join Roadmap to Zero, the apparel and footwear industry initiative that is committed to Zero Discharges of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) by 2020.
 
Esprit maintains an extensive Restricted Substance List (RSL) which can be found on our website. This RSL controls any chemical content beyond meeting any legal requirements of international governments and regulatory bodies (for example: REACh) and removing any health risk. Esprit is an active member of the AFIRM Group (Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management Group), which provides a tool kit for a constant updated RSL and a platform for introduction of alternative chemistry to accelerate the elimination of suspected harmful chemicals.
 
"Esprit collaborates with other brands of the apparel and footwear industry as well as with other stakeholders, such as the chemical industry, NGOs and material suppliers to ensure the success of this ambitious project and fully commits to the content, actions and timelines outlined in the joint ZDHC roadmap," states Charles Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Quality Management & Sustainability, Esprit.
 

Esprit

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X