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AAFA releases revised Restricted Substances list
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The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published its third release of the global AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering home textiles, apparel and footwear. The free list, together with a growing set of other chemical management tools, can be downloaded at the AAFA website.

The AAFA RSL, first released in the summer of 2007, is the first of its kind. The list covers chemicals and other substances whose presence in a product is restricted through a government regulation or law. The list identifies the most restrictive iteration of that regulation internationally. Every six months, the publication is reviewed, updated and the latest version is made available on the AAFA website.

This third release features minor changes to the previous edition. Future editions will include new enhancements, such as Spanish and Chinese translations, and the inclusion of state regulations and laws. In addition to the global RSL, AAFA continues to offer training sessions and workshops on regulating restricted substances in textiles, apparel and footwear products.

“This RSL serves as a vital instrument for our industry to help them meet critical compliance needs relating to the environment, sustainability and product safety,” said Kevin Burke, president and CEO, AAFA. “Special thanks go to the AAFA Environmental Task Force (ETF), the members of the RSL task force, and our RSL peer review group for their time and effort in helping get this update published.”

“Companies throughout the supply chain are increasingly reexamining matters of environment and sustainability, especially as retailers and others are demanding their suppliers to come into compliance with this industry-wide RSL,” added John Eapen, vice president of environmental, health & safety at American & Efird, Inc. and chairman of the AAFA ETF. “Now more than ever, companies are looking to AAFA as the industry leader, with its members raising the bar with every update of the RSL.”

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