FABRICS FAQ : green standards & certifications


Industry Green Standards & 3rd Party Certifications

Many Brentano fabrics are third-party certified for their light environmental impact and sustainability, and many more may be eligible for LEED certification points for green projects. The areas summarized below are key to learning about the most common green standards and current and upcoming third-party certifications for the industry. Keep in mind that these standards are constantly evolving; you can find the most up-to-date information on the sponsoring organizations' websites and within the standards themselves.


Industry Green Standards


LEED Green Building Rating System

LEED approaches sustainability by recognizing and awarding points based on five key areas of human and environmental health...  more »


3rd Party Certifications


ACT Facts (NSF/ANSI 336 Certification)

NSF/ANSI 336 is a textile-specific tool that measures the sustainability of a product and its manufacturing process against the following eight parameters... more »


GREENGUARD Certification

Interior products and materials with GREENGUARD Certification have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used... more »


MBDC Cradle to Cradle Certification

MBDC certification provides companies and consumers with means to credibly measure and evaluate environmentally-intelligent design and eco-friendly products....  more »


Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an international testing and certification system, that evaluates and screens for any harmful substances present in processed textiles...  more »