Carter's to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Baby Clothes and Source Sustainable Fabrics

Image: Carter's logo. Title: Carter's Responds to Calls to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Baby Clothes

Carter’s, the largest U.S. retailer of baby clothes, is taking important steps to limit toxic chemicals in its supply chain and use sustainable fabrics - thanks to pressure from Green America and its members! 

Because of our Toxic Textiles campaign and thousands of consumers speaking up, Carter’s is adopting a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) to protect workers and communities in its supply chain.  When the MRSL is put into place, it will provide a list of chemical substances banned from intentional use in the processing of textile materials that go into Carter’s clothing. This will protect workers who make Carter’s clothing, local communities where textiles are made, and the kids who wear Carter’s clothing.

In 2020, Carter's released a Restricted Substances List (RSL), disclosing information about energy usage and waste reduction, and providing greater transparency about efforts to protect human rights within its supply chain. 

Carter's announced 100% of its cotton and polyester will be sustainable by 2030, including using organic cotton and recycled polyester.