Outdoor equipment manufacturer and retailer REI announced they will use the Bluesign standards in their design process. The standards will help to influence supply chain choices for many of the materials REI uses in their products.
As stated on their site, the mission of Bluesign is to:
"The declared objective of the independent bluesign® standard is to put a reliable and proactive tool at the disposal of the entire textile production chain – from raw material and component suppliers who manufacture e.g. yarns, dyes and additives, to textile manufacturers, to retailer and brand companies, to consumers."
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