Concerns about chemicals 

August 14th, 2023

Moroccan pigments for textile dyeing in a traditional pigment marketplace. © Carlos Neto, The chemicals used on many textiles are impacting apparel in concerning ways across the globe. In her book released in June 2023, To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick and How We Can Fight Back, journalist Alden Wicker discusses the […]

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Understanding your obligations with Prop 65

October 21st, 2019

“Prop 65 is a warning law, not a ban,” said Jeff Post, vice president/general manager, CGPC America/Enduratex™, in his presentation “Proposition 65 and Coated Fabrics” at IFAI Expo. Prop 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  A manufacturer is liable, […]

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Hohenstein accredited to test textile wastewater

September 17th, 2019

The Hohenstein Institute recently reported on its accreditation to test wastewater. The technology responds to what the company notes as global campaigns that have drawn the public’s attention to the use of 11 harmful chemical groups in textile production. Hohenstein’s global laboratories test wastewater to reduce companies’ environmental impact. The company reports it is accredited […]

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