In order to qualify for the Brentano Green label, our fabrics must comply with green standards in at least two of the following three categories: raw material, process, and facility and social responsibility.
To satisfy the raw material requirement, the textile must either incorporate recycled materials or degradable fibers. If the raw material is naturally grown, it must be a rapidly renewable resource and grown without or with minimal harmful pesticides, chemicals, and fertilizers.
The process takes into account the environmental aspects of manufacturing a textile as well as the entire series of actions required to produce it. No part of the process – from dying and spinning the yarn to weaving and finishing the fabric – can involve harmful chemicals. The manufacturing facility must also comply with environmental protection laws governing energy conservation, water treatment, and chemical regulation.
Facility and Social Responsibility
SFacility and social responsibility consider working conditions, public health, and implementation of green programs. Manufacturers must comply with fundamental human rights laws and initiate programs to promote the green movement. Such initiatives include utilizing energy saving and air quality improvement devices, supporting recycling programs, and encouraging green consciousness among employees.