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AAFA Publishes 12th Updated Restricted Substances List

September 11, 2015

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The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has published the twelfth edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL) for apparel, footwear and home textiles.

The RSL covers product safety and environmental standards in the U.S. and around the world, to provide clear and concise information on the newest developments in global product safety and chemical management standards.  The RSL provides apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products.

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Why It Matters
The RSL covers chemicals and other substances whose presence in a product is restricted through a government regulation or law and identifies the most restrictive iteration of that regulation worldwide.  Every six months, the publication is reviewed, updated, and the latest version is made available for free on the AAFA website.

The AAFA RSL is available in four languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

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