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H&M and Ikea Find Toxic Minefield in Recycled Textiles

The Rivet 50 is calling for nominations for leaders in the denim industry in 5 categories: design, influencer, leadership, sustainability and supply chain. Nominations close on May 23.

Textile recycling has a legacy chemicals problem. Clothing derived from discarded duds can harbor harmful substances such as formaldehyde or perfluorinated compounds that once prevented a dress shirt from wrinkling or a parka from soaking through. To secure clean and reliable sources of recycled materials, experts say, the industry needs to steer clear of restricted…

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