chapter  3
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Review of restricted substances in textile and apparel supplychain

Green consumerisation is a growing phenomenon in textile, apparel and footwear industries. The purchasing decision of a consumer is not only based on style and comfort, but the way the products are produced and their associated health and environmental impacts have also received a great deal of attention in recent years. Together with a continuous increase of global restrictions on hazardous substances, manufacturers, retailers, vendors and importers are particularly concerned about the products complying with international regulations and respective ecological requirements (1). Various restricted substances normally found in processed fabrics are to be understood

trims and embellishments also can not be overlooked considering the fact that the fashion industry is largely dependent on their use in the apparel because of generating stylish and attractive products according to growing consumer demand. As a whole, apparel is covered for restricted substances during discussion of fabrics, trims and embellishments.