Restricted Substance List (RSL)
Goodhew, LLC (Sockwell) adheres to the Restricted Substance List (RSL) developed by the American Apparel & Footwear Association. This guidance keeps Sockwell and our suppliers up to date on national and international regulations regarding the use of certain chemicals and substances in the production of our products. According to the AAFA RSL:
The Restricted Substance List (RSL) was created by a special working group of the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s (AAFA) Environmental Task Force. The RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.
The RSL was developed to serve as a practical tool to help those individuals in textile, apparel, and footwear companies, and their suppliers, responsible for environmental compliance throughout the supply chain, to become more aware of various national and international regulations governing the amount of substances that are permitted in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products.
The RSL will be updated on a regular basis and will be supplemented with additional resources to help officials in these companies undertake responsible chemical management practices in the aforementioned finished products.