Phase-out pressure moves on to PFCs
As part of efforts to get the textile and clothing industry to invest in a toxic-free future, pressure is now on firms to eliminate perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) - use to make products water repellent - from their supply chains.
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is calling on the outdoor clothing industry to ban perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) from production after tests found the toxins in a number of leading brands.
Fashion retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) today (24 October) pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its entire textile and clothing supply chain by 2020, in a move that also paves the way for the development of new ways to produce its products
German outdoor clothing brand Jack Wolfskin plans to ban a chemical used in water-repellent coatings for textiles.
Fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz today (4 August) said it will ban the use of a chemical which creates water repellent effects as part of its efforts to reduce the use of hazardous substances.
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