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Brentano Pushes Boundaries of Green Design, Examines
Water Conservation
Back to Basics adds innovative, eco-friendly textiles to Brentano Green fabric label

03.09.2012
Eco-Friendly Fabrics by Brentano
The Back to Basics collection is a call for attention to water, a resource that has historically been taken for granted due to its abundance. Water is vital for all forms of life on Earth. Clean water is essential for humans and other life forms, although nearly one billion people lack access to safe drinking water. And while it covers nearly 71% of Earth's surface, lack of access to water is rapidly becoming a crisis that will continue to spread and affect our entire planet. Water conservation was in the forefront of Brentano Design Director Iris Wang's mind while developing Brentano's spring 2012 collection.

With 7 additions to the Brentano Green fabric, Back to Basics showcases Brentano's expertise with producing residential, eco-friendly textiles that expand the boundaries of what is possible in green design.

The simple and sophisticated trio of Mistral, Ostro, and Sirocco are named for seasonal winds that flow across the Mediterranean Sea into the surrounding country. Made from 100% Belgian linen, these two upholsteries and one drapery are free from dye chemicals. Each is woven in a facility that follows stringent European environmental laws and pays attention to water conservation throughout the manufacturing process. The flax fibers are extracted using a field-retting process, in contrast to the traditional, water-polluting process of stream-retting. Mistral, Ostro and Sirocco are all Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.


Eco-Textile manufactured with Water Conservation in mind
Stacked top to bottom: Sirocco 9009-01 & 02, Mistral 9005-01 & 03 and Ostro 9001-01 & 03

Named for seasonal winds that flow across the Mediterranean Sea, simple and sophisticated Mistral, Ostro, and Sirocco showcase Brentano’s expertise in producing residential, eco-friendly textiles that expand the boundaries of what is possible in green design. Woven from 100% Belgian linen, each uses an uncommon field-retting process to extract flax fibers, as opposed to the traditional, water-polluting process of stream-retting. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.






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