Collaboration is key to achieving responsible chemical management

PHIL TOWNSEND | January 7, 2019

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Chemicals are used at almost every stage of the manufacturing process for clothing and footwear, from the production of raw materials like growing cotton with pesticides and fabric dyeing, to the addition of protection benefits such as water repellency. Chemicals are part of our daily lives and can offer many benefits and qualities. But unsurprisingly, they can have a significant impact on the environment if they’re not managed responsibly and safely.

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