Sector Risks

Lists of Prohibited Substances

The Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) contains chemicals that are either limited to specific dosages or include chemicals that are completely prohibited in the production process. The Restricted Substances List (RSL) relates to the finished product and lists substances and groups of substances that are either permitted to a limited extent or banned completely in the finished product. Compliance to both MRSL and RSL is needed to reduce the human and ecotoxicological contamination through chemicals within the textile production. Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles use the ZDHC MRSL or another, even stricter, MRSL.

Further information can be found here:

A compilation of information and further explanations on the topic of MRSL and RSL can also be found here:

Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

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