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AAFA Issues 2020 Version of Restricted Substance List

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) releases the 21st edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL). 

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) releases the 21st edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL). The RSL is the industry’s chemical management resource that lists banned or restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products around the world.

According to the organization, the RSL identifies the most restrictive regulations worldwide, and the latest updates reflect changes in the global regulatory environment. The resource is available to both AAFA members and the industry-at-large.

“Consumers deserve clothes, shoes, and other fashion items that reflect their personal style and meet the highest safety standards no matter where they live,” says Steve Lamar, CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “AAFA’s RSL task force is focused on maintaining a resource that not only ensures safe chemical management but ultimately protects our consumers. Chemical management is an important part of a responsible and compliant supply chain. As such, we continue to provide our RSL as an open-industry resource to the industry.”
The 2020 list covers 12 categories and more than 250 chemicals focused on regulations and laws on chemicals for apparel, footwear, and home textiles.

To see the full list, visit http://www.aafaglobal.org/AAFA/Solutions_Pages/Restricted_Substance_List.aspx.

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