Webinar: What is APEO and How You Can Avoid It in Textile Production
January 27, 2022
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


On February 3, 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) enacted a new requirement on textile articles, Annex XVII to REACH, in which APEO substances are restricted. Since implementation, many brands and their suppliers have failed the requirement. 

APEO is a substance of concern for a variety of reasons (e.g., impacts on fish and invertebrates and could be harmful for humans). Join QIMA's webinar to learn how you can avoid APEO in your textile products to ensure regulatory compliance.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • What APEO is and where it comes from.
  • APEO chemical management on textile products.
  • APEO failure analysis for supply chains.
Kristie Scalia
Technical Consultant

Kristie Scalia started her career in product safety and compliance after completing her graduate studies in Psychology. She joined QIMA in 2015 and has been a Technical Consultant since February 2021.  In this role, Kristie excels at building strong partnerships with QIMA clients, supporting the development and success of their customized testing programs. Besides providing outstanding customer service, Kristie lends her technical expertise to developing testing protocols for a wide variety of consumer products and she conducts in-person technical training as well as educational webinars.

Trisha Dello Iacono
Director of Sustainability

Trisha leads AAFA’s sustainability and product safety initiatives and is the chief liaison to AAFA’s Product Safety Council and Environmental Committee. With a proven track record of elevating sustainability, Trisha joins AAFA from the Mom’s Clean Air Force — an environmental grass-roots advocacy group. Trisha spent the past decade working with Members of Congress to advocate for policies that protect children’s health, as it relates to the environment. Her work has been recognized by the New York Times, E&E News, Forbes, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, to name a few, as well as by congressional leaders, such as Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer.

Trisha has a Master of Business Administration and a BS in Marketing. She serves on the board for the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in NYC and is a member of the Women of EVs global organization, where she is recognized for her previous work in the transportation sector.