More customers are demanding to know what is in their textile products, and chemical regulations for products are becoming more stringent.
ChemSec, the non-profit International Chemical Secretariat in Goteborg, Sweden, offers the ChemSec Textile Guide to show companies how they can identify problematic chemicals in their production and finished garments—and how to eliminate them.
The guide is free of charge, no registration is required, and all users may remain anonymous. At the core of the guide is a searchable database, a “Google for chemicals,” with information on more than 6,500 chemicals. The list is based on U.S. and European Union legislation, as well as several Restricted Substances Lists of multinational brands and textile trade organizations.