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Valley Forge nabs 2012 Marriott International Supplier Sustainability Leadership Award


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- Valley Forge Fabrics was given the 2012 Marriott International Supplier Sustainability Leadership Award recently during the hotel chain's International Global Discipline Conference.

Marriot selected Valley Forge for supplying collections that include upholsteries and draperies made of 100% post-consumer recycled polyester, plastic bottles, and Eucalyptus fiber.

"We are thrilled to recognize Valley Forge as a sustainability leader," said Bradley Colton, operations leader of Marriott International. "Valley Forge has proven themselves time and time again with the largest collection of environmentally friendly products and continues to raise the bar in hospitality."

Marriott said its "Supplier Sustainability Award" is designed to annually recognize one of Marriott International's suppliers who has made the greatest impact on their guests and properties through innovative ideas that help Marriott meet their sustainability goals.

This year two suppliers were honored, as Valley Forge shared the award with Ecolab.

Valley Forge Fabrics contracts sustainable textiles and claims to be the largest producer of decorative fabrics for the lodging and hospitality industry. Over the past several years, the company has been honored with multiple community, state, industry and national awards for innovation and green practices. Headquartered here, Valley Forge has sales and sourcing offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa to serve hotel customers worldwide.

"We define sustainability as the way we interact with people within our organization and the community, the impact we have on the environment and the impact that our efforts have on our bottom line," said Diana Dobin, president of Valley Forge. "We believe that by taking care of our people and the planet, we will be able to take care of our company. Being recognized by Marriott as a leader in sustainability is extremely meaningful to us."

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