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European Commission Restricts Four More Hazardous Substances From Clothing

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The European Commission (EC) has moved to restrict the use of four phthalates–substances known to have toxic effects on human reproductive health–in consumer products such as coated fabrics and sport equipment. These come on top of 33 hazardous substances in clothing, footwear and other textile articles the EC restricted in October. The restriction decision was…

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