11 Oct 2018

EU adopts restrictions on CMRs in textiles Locked

Covers 33 substances

10 Oct 2018 Briefing

A mixed picture on the ground Locked

The reality of REACH and CLP enforcement is considerably more complex than regulators might think

10 Oct 2018 Briefing

Reducing your chemical footprint downstream Locked

Users are demonstrating progress to environmentally sound chemical management

North America
2 Oct 2018

UN expert committee recommends global action on three PFASs

Stockholm Convention Review committee agrees recommendations ahead of 2019 meeting

14 Aug 2018

German app raises awareness of PFCs Locked

Europe, Germany
8 Aug 2018

EU trade group raises concerns over possible skin sensitiser restriction Locked

But Greenpeace says measure would ‘help clean the supply chain’

1 Aug 2018

UK charity questions effectiveness of PFAS coatings in school uniforms Locked

Europe, United Kingdom
18 Jul 2018

Clothing companies make 'significant progress' towards Greenpeace Detox goals Locked

Report outlines campaign’s achievements and challenges

12 Jul 2018

Canada adds triclosan to toxic substances list Locked

Dye disperse yellow 3 also added

Canada, North America
12 Jul 2018

Anses warns about allergens, irritants in clothing and footwear Locked

Formaldehyde, heavy metals found in textiles

Europe, France
11 Jul 2018

Companies voice support for toxic-free circular economy Locked

Apple, H&M, Lego and Dell among contributors to ChemSec paper

21 Jun 2018

Greenpeace finds PFAS and microplastics in the Antarctic Locked

Polyester fabric is likely source of microfibres, says report

14 Jun 2018

Textile industry will adopt less hazardous materials, report says Locked

US venture capital fund aims to spark innovation

Global, North America, United States
11 Jun 2018

NGO report urges fashion brands to join collaborative initiatives Locked

Eliminating hazardous chemicals an 'overwhelming task' for the industry

17 May 2018

EU restriction on CMRs in textiles a 'missed opportunity'

Beuc advises consumers to purchase ecolabelled articles

10 May 2018

North American organisation examines presence of PFASs in apparel Locked

Study targets 31 substances

North America
26 Apr 2018

EU member states back CMR restrictions in clothing, textiles Locked

Thirty three substances affected; limits applicable two years after publication

24 Apr 2018

NGOs urge member states to support REACH nano amendments Locked

Calls to back restrictions on phthalates and CMRs, ahead of REACH Committee meeting

19 Apr 2018

Italian textiles company supports NGO authorisation recommendations

Gruppo Colle application used as an example in ChemSec, ClientEarth report

Europe, Italy
20 Mar 2018

Global action needed on PFHxS, says draft risk profile Locked

Stockholm Convention process takes further step

8 Mar 2018

Industry praises EU's 'sensible' draft restriction on CMRs in textiles Locked

But consumer NGO says proposal overlooks problematic chemicals

8 Mar 2018

California considers microfibre labelling for polyester clothing Locked

North America, United States
1 Mar 2018

Mind the Store campaign to target more US retailers in 2018

Priorities include phasing out methylene chloride, PFASs, ortho-phthalates

North America, United States
1 Feb 2018

Questions asked about smoke toxicity study Locked

But lead researcher stands by Chemosphere paper

25 Jan 2018

Denmark raises awareness of fluorinated substances in outdoor wear Locked

Only 6% of consumers aware of PFASs in clothing

Denmark, Europe
18 Jan 2018

Furniture flame retardants increase smoke toxicity, study finds Locked

Europe, United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018

EU prepares comprehensive microplastics restriction Locked

Plastics strategy prompts industry agreements to reduce their use

9 Jan 2018

ZDHC announces its first contributor based in Bangladesh Locked

Programme launches 'implementation hub'

Asia, China, Europe, India, Italy
4 Jan 2018

Consumer groups demand chemical regulation talks after EU-Japan trade deal

Both sides call for ‘precautionary approach’ to chemical safety

Asia, Europe, Japan
3 Jan 2018

European alliance website makes case for flame-retardant free furniture Locked