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CMR Substances and Other Restrictions for EU Softlines

During this webinar, UL will discuss regulatory chemical updates for the EU market that will have major effects on the apparel and footwear industry.
Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


Chemicals are everywhere in modern society, and apparel and footwear are no exception. There are numerous industry standards and requirements in place to help prevent potentially hazardous chemicals being used throughout the softlines’ supply chain, all to protect consumers and the environment. These standards and requirements are constantly evolving as the clothing industry continues to grow and adapt. It can be confusing keeping up with all of these regulatory changes for chemical management, but UL is here to help. During this webinar, Elisa Gavazza, UL’s Global Technical Lead for Consumer Product Chemicals, will discuss recent regulatory chemical updates for the EU market that will have major effects on the apparel and footwear industry, including revised CMR substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction) and discussions on the Restricted Substances List (RSL). Please join us on May 7th, 2020 at 2 PM ET to learn more and ask your chemical management questions.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Updates on recent changes to industry chemical standards and requirements.
  • Modifications to CMR substances and the RSL.
  • Chemical management strategies to comply with legal requirements.



Elisa Gavazza
Global Technical Lead for Consumer Product Chemicals

Elisa has 15 years of regulatory and quality assurance experience and leads UL's EU team responsible for procedures and testing protocols. She provides companies updated information to help ensure compliance with the evolving legislations of consumer products. After a degree in environmental sciences, her career began in the toxicological and environmental sectors. Elisa has experience working with children’s products, textiles and apparel, jewelry and general merchandise regulations. She also participates in numerous international standards working groups.


Kristen Kern
Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives

As Manager of Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives, Kristen leads the AAFA Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. She also leads the AAFA Product Safety portfolio, collaborating with stakeholders to create best practices and regulations for safe, quality products for consumers. Kristen holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design, and French, with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.

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5/7/2020 2:00 PM - 5/7/2020 3:00 PM