New ‘Restricted Substances’ list published

Arlington, Va. – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published today its third release of the global AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering home textiles, apparel and footwear.

The list is available free – along with a growing set of other chemical management tools – at the AAFA website:

The AAFA RSL was first released in summer 2007, and is updated every six months with new federal and international regulations. Future editions, said AAFA, will include Spanish and Chinese translations, and the inclusion of state regs and laws.

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