A revised list of chemicals and other substances whose presence in apparel, footwear and home textiles products is restricted through a government regulation or law, has been released by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

The Restricted Substances List is reviewed, updated and published every six months, and is aimed at helping the industry to meet critical compliance needs relating to the environment, sustainability and product safety.

Future versions of the list - which can be downloaded at the AAFA website - are expected to include chemicals and substances whose presence, while not regulated by a government authority, are still restricted in practice.