North Face and Timberland recognize PFAS threat in apparel

Read the full story from the NRDC.

Today, VF corporation, owner of multiple well-known American brands including The North Face and Timberland, announced its plans to phase out toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from all of its product lines, a step forward for public health and the environment. As evidenced by its announcement, VF recognizes the harm posed by all PFAS chemicals and commits to phase out the majority of them by 2025. It does not, however, establish a timeline to phase out PTFE—a known PFAS chemical widely used throughout the outdoor industry for water and stain resistance. To combat the growing PFAS crisis, VF should establish a concrete timeline to eliminate PTFE from its supply chain.

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