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Voluntary Product Environmental Profile


The Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) is a supplier disclosure form that allows suppliers and buyers to easily exchange vital information on the chemical makeup of products and the environmental impact of apparel and textile products and processes.  Developed by a group comprising of dyestuff and chemical suppliers, apparel and textile manufacturers, and professional staff of academic institutions and trade associations representing the chemical, dyestuff, and apparel and textile industries, VPEP can be used by apparel and textile companies and chemical suppliers to facilitate the efficient exchange of information necessary to make decisions regarding the environmental impact of textile products and processes.

VPEP was originally released to the public several years ago by the National Textile Association (which since then has merged with the National Council of Textile Organizations).  AAFA has adopted the project and updated the form in 2013.  While the use of VPEP is completely voluntary, it is preferred and has been widely implemented by many major companies in the chemical and textile industries. 

VPEP is a tool of AAFA’s Environmental Committee, for more information on VPEP, AAFA’s Environmental Committee, or chemical management practices in the textile, apparel, or footwear supply chains, please contact Nate Herman at


On March 25, 2014, AAFA and TEXbase launched a new web-based collaboration solution designed to assist U.S. apparel and footwear industry companies better exchange important environmental and chemical management information through a Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) with their partners along the supply chain.  The tool is available at >>

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