AAFA Releases 19th Edition of Restricted Substance List

February 22, 2018 | WASHINGTON, D.C

Today the American Apparel & Footwear Association released the 19th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry’s chemical management resource listing banned or restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products around the world. The RSL is an open-industry resource made available for all industry professionals.
“The RSL is an essential resource for professionals tasked with chemical management in the apparel and footwear industry, and we thank the support and contribution of the AAFA members that make up our incredible RSL task force,” said Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “We gladly provide this as a free resource for the industry to help ensure that all products are safe for consumers.”
The 19th edition of the RSL covers 12 categories with more than 250 chemicals and is updated to reflect additions or changes to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals in finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products. The RSL is produced by AAFA’s RSL Task Force which reviews and updates the list regularly to reflect the latest global regulatory changes.
The RSL can be accessed here.