Glen Raven earns sustainability rating
Retail Editor 1 -- Home Textiles Today, March 13, 2012
Charlotte, N.C. - Two of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics' new Sunbrella Contract constructions have been credited with Silver level compliance under the standard for the Sustainable Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabrics.
One is a fill-face twill, the other a plain-weave canvas.
"Glen Raven was active in the development of the NSF/ANSI 336 standard and has been committed to designing fabrics that would be compliant well before the standard was finalized," said John Gant, manager of sustainable development for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, and a member of the NSF Joint Committee dedicated to formalizing the standard.
The NSF/ANSI 336 Standard is a voluntary self-assessment tool that encompasses a range of environmental issues, including fiber sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation and water quality, energy, recycling practices, air quality in manufacturing and social accountability.
Robert Allen Contract and Designtex will be the first companies to carry the Silver-level compliant fabrics as part of their contract fabric offerings.