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Outdoor clothing retailer Jack Wolfskin to eliminate PFCs from supply chain

10:53 AM MST | January 6, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Outdoor clothing manufacturer Jack Wolfskin (Idstein, Germany) is stepping up plans to remove fluorine chemicals from its production processes by 2020, the company has announced. The decision follows a study by Greenpeace that found perfluorinated and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in outdoor jackets, including some made by Jack Wolfskin, the company says. The company says it also aims to eliminate other harmful substances, including alkylphenol ethoxylates and phthalates, from its production processes by 2020. The company's winter 2014–15 collection will...

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