EU regulates formaldehyde in textiles.→ →
Policy / Standards
Textile products manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in different countries and regions are subject to national regulations aimed to protect people from negative impacts of textiles on human health and environment. However, there are only very few national regulations on textiles in place. At the same time many different voluntary standards related to the textile and industry have been developed. Learn more about the available regulations and standards to better understand how specific regulations apply to different textile products.
NGO opinion: The overarching objective of the new EU Textile Strategy must be to contribute to absolute reduction in production
Canada has a few regulations related to textiles which are centered towards the protection of human health.→ →
Currently, a variety of regulations are in place pertaining to the general use of chemicals, including the REACH Regulation in the European Union, the Toxic Substances Control Act in the United States, and the MEP Order 7 in China. Within the textile industry, many private standards, certification systems and labels (SCLs) have emerged for the purpose of production- and product-related chemical management.→ →