Brentano’s eco-fabrics are typically made with recycled polyester or polyurethane, although some use rapidly renewable resources like bamboo, wool and organic cotton. They all carry the Brentano Green label…
Some Brentano Green fabrics are third-party certified (ACT Facts, MBDC Cradle to Cradle, Oeko-Tex), and others may be eligible for LEED certification points.
Brentano’s faux leather polyurethane patterns, also called eco-friendly faux leather, include:
Tough microfiber backings make these the strongest of our polyurethanes. All surpass 100,000 double rubs and 200 lbs. breaking strength.
These are the softest and most pliable of our polyurethane faux leathers.
Our greenest polyurethanes use a patented dry process that uses one third of the energy of traditional methods and almost no solvent.
Created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 14001 is a set of international standards pertaining to environmental management systems (EMS). An EMS is a framework that helps a company achieve environmental goals by setting up an individualized environmental policy that sets objectives and targets for improving environmental performance. According to the ISO website (www.iso.org), an EMS meeting the requirements of ISO 14001 is a management tool that enables an organization to “identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services.” It also allows a company to “improve its environmental performance continually and to implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets”, as well as achieving these goals and demonstrating how they have been achieved.