ST GALLEN – In a departure from its usual protocol, Bluesign is for the first-time holding consultations with both external and internal stakeholders to update its Bluesign system criteria.

The consultation which has been extended from system partners, to NGOs, trade associations, and various textile industry authorities has also been extended to 30th September.

Bluesign takes a holistic look at environmental health and safety in the textile industry with strict criteria placed on input streams, raw materials, chemical formulations along with resource use.

A draft version of the updated criteria is still available on the bluesign website.

The company is currently exhibiting at the Smart Square area of the Premiere Vision exhibition in Paris.

The deadline for stakeholder consultation for the latest update to the Bluesign system is fast approaching as the Swiss-based chemical management solutions provider aims to tighten up its criteria.

The latest revision includes language refinements for better understanding, specific changes in content, and the development of new criteria to ensure the Bluesign System is ‘better aligned’ with the textile industry and related areas.

“We invite all stakeholders of Bluesign to join us on the blue way to more responsible and sustainable textile manufacturing by reviewing and submitting comments on the new draft of the bluesign criteria,” said Dr. Thomas Schaefer, head of the Bluesign Academy.

Bluesign regularly revises limits and usage bans for chemical substances that are published in the Bluesign system substances list (BSSL) for consumer safety limits to produce a comprehensive restricted substance list (RSL) for download that brands can use to improve chemical management in their supply chains.

Stakeholders interested to give feedback can comment here.

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