Standards are not written in stone

May 11th, 2015

Nobody’s going to argue the importance of having standards for fire resistant and fire retardant textiles, but the issue of standards is anything but simple. Who decides? Who does the testing? Which fabrics for which uses must meet which standards? In fact the new California State Fire Marshall standards run many hundreds of pages. No […]

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Detox reality check

May 8th, 2015

A new report looks at the status of Greenpeace’s campaign launched in 2011. Signatories to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign launched in 2011 have committed to eliminating 11 hazardous chemicals from the apparel supply chain by 2020. A step in the right sustainable direction, but how realistic are the Greenpeace demands? A new report titled Detox Deconstructed, […]

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