Reputable and Traceable Supply Chain
Garments that are made from PVC need conform to specific European regulations and as part of Ollyskins commitment to quality, we use reputable suppliers with traceable supply chains to ensure that this is adhered to.
All our fabrics are REACH compliant according the European Regulations. This applies to PVC, Phthalate Free PVC or even Non-PVC fabrics).
Established since 2006, but what does REACH stand for? Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
Phthalates in particular is a group of chemicals associated with PVC fabrics. This group of chemicals is used to give plastics additional flexibility and harder to break. They are often called plasticizers.
The fabrics Ollyskins use will generally contain a very small amount of Phthalates but from a monitored production facility, in contrast to purchasing a garment that is manufactured overseas without this traceability.
You can read more about Phthalates and Phthalate Free PVC on our frequently asked question page (FAQ). Each garment in our collection is manufactured in Europe for assured quality control and product availability. When you buy the Ollyskins brand you are buying this quality assurance, and a product that is certified where required and available again as your team grows.
You can read more about REACH on the Wikipedia website here.