Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Swedish fashion retailer Lindex bans use of PFCs
Swedish fashion retailer Lindex bans use of PFCs
04
Mar '15
Swedish fashion retailer Lindex said it has banned the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in all the garments they sell.

The fashion retailer has been phasing out PFCs since 2012 as a part of its efforts to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals.

“Lindex has already banned 16 phthalates starting with DEHP, BIBP, DBP and BBP and the use of PVC and APEO in their production,” it said in a press release.

“To eliminate all doubts about content of the water repellant finishes, the most successful way has been to nominate chemical brands that can provide us with that,” Agneta Häll, quality standard manager at Lindex said.

She added, “So far we have started cooperation with one chemical brand, the Rudolf Group that can provide and guarantee us a PFC free finish.”

The cooperation with the Rudolf Group first began in 2012 when Lindex started using the fluorocarbon-free water-repellant finishing Bionic-Finish Eco in their outerwear range for kids.

“Lindex and Rudolf Group checks the production processes together and organises clarifying discussions between all involved parties including suppliers and textile mills,” said Sabine Jahn, pull marketing manager at Rudolf.

Today, Bionic-Finish Eco is used as finish in Lindex’s entire outerwear range and its next goal is to ensure that its suppliers completely phase out the use of PFCs, even for other brands.

“We are proud to be one of the first fashion brands to have banned and phased out PFCs and it is great to see other brands too are following and we look forward to see it become industry standard,” Hall noted. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Information Technology | On 28th Mar 2017

Intex Consulting signs partnership with Kawan Era Baru

Germany based Intex Consulting GmbH has entered into a strategic...

Courtesy: Kraig Laboratories

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

Kraig gets certificate for silk production in Vietnam

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., a leading biotechnology company...

Courtesy: Creora

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

Hyosung holds Creora workshops in China, HK & Taiwan

South Korean specialty fibre producer Hyosung held a series of...

Interviews View All

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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
March 2017

March 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search