FABRICS FAQ : eco-fabrics with recycled content


Brentano's recycled polyester fiber is made from post-consumer polyesters. One source of post-consumer polyester is recycled soda and water bottles that otherwise may have ended up in landfills. Additionally, using recycled polyester fibers preserves virgin oil that would be needed to manufacture new fibers. Post-consumer polyester fabrics are never intended to reach the landfill and can continue to be recycled.

Brentano recycled polyester
Brentano works as much as possible with environmentally conscious mills. For example, the mill that produces the 100% post-consumer recycled polyester textiles Barkcloth, Rainforest, and Thicket uses low energy lights and a temperature controlled heating and cooling system. They recycle 100% of their cardboard, and all plastic waste that cannot be recycled is sent to a local factory where it is burned and used as energy, saving an estimated 65,000 lbs of coal annually.

Several of Brentano's recycled polyester fabrics have achieved MBDC Cradle to Cradle certification ratings of Silver and Gold.


8155 Abracadabra < bleach cleanable | cradle to cradle | eco-fabric >
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4530 Aquarelle < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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4552 Autumn < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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2538 Barkcloth < cradle to cradle | eco-fabric | panel | recycled >
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5416 Bing < antibacterial | cradle to cradle | drapery | eco-fabric >
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2595 Casita < cradle to cradle | eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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5401 Confluence < cradle to cradle | drapery | eco-fabric | panel >
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4547 Construct < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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6534 Disco < eco-fabric | incase/crypton home | recycled >
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5418 Dizzy < antibacterial | cradle to cradle | eco-fabric >
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4550 Holbein < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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5195 House Party < eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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5150 Infinity < eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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3913 Jetset < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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1606 Jukebox < bed spread | drapery | eco-fabric | fr | recycled >
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8707 Kinetic < crypton | eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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9213 Marble < eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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2512 Meander < cradle to cradle | eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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5118 Mythos < eco-fabric | panel | recycled | upholstery >
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5800 Numayla < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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2506 Off the Hook < eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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3919 Paparazzi < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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5814 Peninsula < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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8112 Precision < eco-fabric | greenshield | recycled >
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6579 Pulse < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | nano-tex | nano-tex + durablock >
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2525 Rainforest < eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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6570 Riff < eco-fabric | nano-tex | recycled | upholstery >
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6530 Second Chance < drapery | eco-fabric | panel | recycled | upholstery >
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6581 Solo < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | nano-tex | recycled >
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8123 Splash < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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6543 Squiggle < eco-fabric | panel | recycled | upholstery >
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5424 Straight & Narrow < cradle to cradle | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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2532 Thicket < eco-fabric | recycled | upholstery >
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3901 Varsity < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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6514 Viva < crypton | eco-fabric | incase/crypton home | recycled >
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1600 Volume < bed spread | drapery | eco-fabric | fr | recycled >
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