American Apparel and Footwear Association

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AAFA provides a clearing house of information for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry, as well as consumers.

Restricted Substances List

The AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL) covers chemicals and other substances whose presence in a product is restricted through a government regulation or law.  The list identifies the most restrictive iteration of that regulation world wide.  Every six months, the publication is reviewed, updated, and the latest version is made available for free to the apparel and footwear industry.

To fully serve various segments of the apparel and footwear industry's global supply chain, AAFA is pleased to offer the AAFA Restricted Substances List in a variety of languages.  Please note that translated RSLs will be released shortly following the release of the English version.  The most current English version is always the prevailing document.

English  |  Vietnamese/Tieng Viet  |  Mandarin   



Non-regulated RSL

An annex that AAFA has created for its members based on the work done by the AFIRM group. This annex includes chemicals that are neither regulated nor proven to be dangerous, but may be of note to the industry.

California Proposition 65

To help the U.S. apparel and footwear industry navigate the complicated enforcement of Proposition 65, AAFA has compiled a Proposition 65 specific RSL to serve as a guide to the lowest limits on certain chemicals for products in the fashion and fashion accessories industry.