Include a note/link re: Didrickson's, Reima and Jan and Jul as less expensive and for older ages than PoP. (winter mittens, maybe more)
Outdoor Gear List: Rain
PFAS - What is it and why should we care?
Where to Find PFAS-Free Hiking and Outdoor Clothing and Gear
https://ecocult.com/pfas-free-outdoor-clothing-hiking-gear/ The lingo- "Many brands still use the term PFC to indicate the broad class of forever chemicals used for most DWR finishes. PFCs are actually a subset of a chemical compound known as PFAS—governments, industry and advocates are increasingly switching from referring to PFC-free to the broader PFAS-free. The EPA says there are around 12,000 known types of PFAS and growing—more than double the estimate from last year. If a brand says its products are PFAS-free, PFC-free, or free of fluorinated chemicals, then they are clean. If it says they are PFOA-, PFOS-, long-chain- or C8-free, or says it uses short-chain DWR, then it still uses a certain type of PFAS that has similar health concerns, albeit somewhat less studied."
In this article:
How to find PFAS-free outdoor gear
How to Safely Add Water and Stain Repellency to Your Outdoor Gear
Brands where all products are PFC-free
Brands where some products are PFC-free
Another article explaining why we need to eliminate use of PFAS and other toxic chemicals in what we buy and wear/eat/etc. https://www.mamavation.com/product-investigations/safest-nontoxic-jackets-raincoats-pfas-forever-chemicals.html
NRDC Apparel Scorecard: Are your favorite brands removing toxins from clothes? https://www.nrdc.org/resources/going-out-fashion-us-apparel-manufacturers-must-eliminate-pfas-from-their-supply-chains
Polarn O Pyret - Chemicals https://www.polarnopyret.co.uk/blogs/pop-magazine/chemicals Restrictions & requirements All clothing manufacture requires that chemicals are used to a certain extent, e.g. chemicals are required to dye the fabric and to print a print. We have been working for many years with a list of solid chemical restrictions, we always ensure the quality of our products from an environmental and health perspective. Our goal is to work proactively with the chemicals issues, which means that in many cases we go above & beyond what legislation requires. For example, we impregnate our outer garments with BIONIC-FINISH® ECO, a PFAS-free technology that mimics natural water repellency seen in nature. And by choosing our GOTS-certified garments, you are guaranteed that the very best chemicals in the market have been used and no pesticides.
The chemical requirements are checked through random checks of chemical tests carried out by third-party laboratories, and are carried out both during production and on garments that are obtained directly from the store.
Research in the field of chemicals is constantly advancing. That is why we are members of the Chemicals Group run by Swerea IVF which has over 100 members. The purpose of the group is to disseminate up-to-date information on chemical and environmental issues, as well as being a support and providing tools for working with chemical issues. We have participated in the forum since 2006.
Below you will find our Chemical Restriction List that all of our suppliers have to follow. The list is updated every year with new legal requirements. Chemical restrictions list >
Reima - Safety https://us.reima.com/sustainability/safety Jan and Jul https://janandjul.com/rain-gear-waterproof-technology/