chapter  3
15 Pages

Review of restricted substances in apparel

Abstract: Brand buyers in the apparel trade are committed to produce safe products not only for health and safety issues of consumers but also to protect our environment. In order to generate such safe-product understanding, the complete supply chain is very important because the flow of processes can ultimately help to identify potential sources of restricted substances which may be found in apparel. The chapter begins with the discussion on the possibility of various restricted substances which can be found in the fabric used to produce the garment. The chapter then deals with the trims and embellishments and finally apparel product as a whole.