Here’s an article about outdoor clothing manufacturers quickly needing to address a massive problem. That problem is environmentally destructive chemicals.
From the article:
Nobody wants a repeat of the 2008 BPA water bottle scandal that cost the industry millions of dollars, but there are some uncomfortable parallels between the water bottle scandal and the current use of PFCs in outdoor clothing.
PFCs have been in the media for years, mostly because of the environmental hazards of manufacturing DuPont’s Teflon and 3M’s Scotchgard and Stainmaster, but this is the first major report about PFCs in clothing, particularly children’s rain jackets.
In addition, Patagonia stated that the company would completely disuse PFCs by 2015, but that current PFC alternatives would not meet customers’ quality or performance requirements.