5 Aug 2019

Textiles sector must be more transparent about chemical use, NGO says Locked

'None of the major brands are true leaders in the field'

North America, United States
18 Jul 2019

Turkish group blasts textile worker exposure to potassium permanganate Locked

Workers suffering from respiratory problems and skin irritation, says advocacy group

Africa & Middle East, Turkey
17 Jul 2019

PFASs 'poorly controlled' in Sri Lanka, Ipen finds Locked

Fire-fighting foams are the main concern

Asia Pacific, Sri Lanka
15 Jul 2019

UK retailer River Island issues recall for clothing with excess lead and cadmium Locked

India, China and Turkey source of clothing

Europe, UK
15 Jul 2019

Rhode Island to increase allowable OFR levels in bedding, furniture Locked

North America, United States, US states
3 Jul 2019

Rhode Island passes bill to increase OFR levels in bedding, furniture Locked

North America, US states
20 Jun 2019

Ralph Lauren to eliminate hazardous chemicals from supply chain by 2025 Locked

Brand to adopt manufacturing restricted substances list next year

Global, North America
20 Jun 2019

Call for input on EU proposed ban on allergens in textiles Locked

Europe, France, Sweden
12 Jun 2019

'Imminent' UK furniture safety standards may reduce flame retardant use Locked

'Outcome-based' approach will consider all risks, minister says

Europe, UK
28 May 2019

Textile industry calls for EU action towards a circular economy Locked

Current measures 'inadequate'

Europe
8 May 2019

Chief scientists back broader EU policy to tackle microplastics pollution Locked

Group recommends targeted approach, global outreach

Europe
1 May 2019

New York lawmakers move to restrict toxins in children’s products Locked

Bill seeks to impose reporting requirements, bans on ‘dangerous’ substances

North America, United States, US states
1 May 2019

France, Sweden propose ban on over 1,000 allergens in textiles Locked

Scope includes skin sensitisers in leathers and furs

Europe
25 Apr 2019

CPSC considers changes to US clothing textiles flammability standard Locked

North America, United States
16 Apr 2019

Walmart sets 2025 chemicals target for textiles suppliers Locked

Company urges use of certification and chemicals management tools

North America, United States
7 Mar 2019

Feature: The extreme challenge of PFCs Locked

The chemical group remains a persistent problem for the outdoor apparel industry

Europe, Global
7 Mar 2019

Industry wants to join in on development of Echa SVHC database Locked

Manufacturing experience 'should prove valuable'

Europe
7 Mar 2019

Feature: The extreme challenge of PFCs Locked

Global
28 Feb 2019

Outdoor apparel brand Gore delays PFCs phase-out goal Locked

Commercialising alternatives will take longer than expected

North America, United States
26 Feb 2019

Canada sets ministerial conditions for oil production substance Locked

Government addresses releases of disperse yellow 3, other azo disperse dyes

Canada, North America
14 Feb 2019

UK audit committee launches inquiry into toxic chemicals Locked

Written evidence on risks, current regulations must be submitted by 8 March

Europe, UK
24 Jan 2019

Canada considers restricting flame retardants in tents, toys Locked

Canada, North America
17 Jan 2019

Major apparel brands align chemical screening tools Locked

Levi, Nike, H&M and C&A agree to ‘unified’ approach through ZDHC

Europe, Global
9 Jan 2019

Lack of EU regulatory coherence ‘impacting’ mobile phone and textiles sectors Locked

Differing implementation by member states also a factor, report finds

Europe, Global
21 Dec 2018

NGO urges EU elimination of hazardous chemicals in carpets by 2025 Locked

Manufacturers endorse circular economy approach

Europe
20 Dec 2018

NGO, researchers call for US action on substances of concern in carpets Locked

'At least one toxic chemical' found in 12 tested samples

North America, United States
7 Dec 2018

EU fire safety plans prompt industry discussion on flame retardants Locked

Grenfell Tower incident has raised need for action

Europe
29 Nov 2018

MEPs approve blocking of chromate authorisation draft decision Locked

Commission under pressure to avoid setting ‘dangerous’ precedent

Europe
22 Nov 2018

Envi challenges sodium dichromate authorisation draft decision Locked

Draft motion may influence possible December REACH committee vote

Europe
22 Nov 2018

Norwegian review finds that PFBS persists and is mobile Locked

But the bioaccumulation potential is low compared with PFOS

Europe, Norway