Clear to Wear can be defined as a standard for the production of items that respect consumer health. It was developed by the INDITEX Group in compliance with the strictest product health and safety regulations. It regulates those 'substances whose use is limited by law' and which, if present in the product above certain levels, could be hazardous to human health, such as:
• PHENOLS (PCP and TECP),
• CADMIUM, LEAD, MERCURY, CHROMIUM, CHROMIUM (VI), NICKEL,
• POLYBROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS,
• SHORT CHAIN CHLORINATED PARAFFINS,
• PERFLUOROOCTANE SULFONATES (PFOS),
• DIMETHYL FUMARATE,
• ORGANOTIN COMPOUNDS
• ALLERGENIC DYES
Clear to Wear poses restrictions regarding composition, pH and color fastness and sets limits to the use of two parameters not covered by the legislation in effect: organochlorinated compounds and isocyanates.
Regardless of the supplier's commitment to keep the parameters regulated by "Clear to Wear" under control, INDITEX can verify its correct implementation during any phase of the manufacturing process of all products it commercializes and/or distributes. Such verification can be carried out through routine and/or random sample checks, based on predetermined models/quality analyses, at any point in the production cycle.