Brentano adheres to a strict green criteria when developing many of our fabrics, with a focus on sustainable products and environmentally friendly processes. Our eco-friendly fabrics include our wide variety of vegan/faux leathers including silicone products, as well as stunning upholstery and drapery options. Brentano’s eco-friendly fabrics display an uncommonly broad selection of textiles that prove focusing on sustainable products doesn’t have to result in any level of compromise as regards style, hand or performance.
To satisfy the raw material requirement, the textile must either incorporate recycled materials or degradable fibers. If the raw material is a naturally grown fiber, 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 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.
Brentano recognizes the following global third-party verifications from the textile industry as accreditation for the above criteria for green fabrics:
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