Regulations and initiatives related to the use of chemicals for manufacturing textile and leather products change as rapidly as trends in these industries, especially with regard to substances that harm humans or the environment. Companies are required to constantly monitor and implement these changes in complicated chemical management systems. Brands and retailers often enforce their own restricted substance lists.
In all important consumer markets, the demand for products made from organic cotton is growing rapidly. However, higher market prices for organic cotton are only justified if independent proof is available that the sold products are reliably made of organic cotton.