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Toxic-Free Textiles: The Path to Eliminating PFAS

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Quinnault, Floor 5

How can you remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other toxic chemicals from your products and supply chains? 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that have been used for decades to impart breathability, dirt repellency and waterproofing to textiles. But as new research points to their pervasiveness and harmful effects on human health and the environment, companies have faced increased regulatory and consumer pressure to  remove PFAS from their products and supply chains. 

Companies concerned about legal liabilities, reputational damage and the impact of their products on people and the planet are setting time-bound goals to eliminate PFAS. Which companies are leading the way? What safer alternatives exist to achieve the same functionality in textiles that PFAS have historically? Join this session to hear more about the process to remove PFAS from supply chains and the journey to safer, more responsible textiles.

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