An amendment to the Regulation known as California Proposition 65 states that, starting from August 30th, products marketed in California containing substances subject to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 must report a warning to consumers informing them of the presence of harmful substances to health.
The European Union approved a series of important usage restrictions for 33 substances classified as CMR in textiles, clothing and footwear.
CMRs are carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic substances for reproduction used in production processes or to attribute specific properties to the product
In California, a law is under discussion that will make the labeling of garment items containing 50% synthetic fibers at least mandatory. The label must include a notice to consumer regarding the fact that the synthetic fibers in the product could be dispersed in the environment in the form of microplastics.