Eco-Fabrics by DuraleeContract®
Beautiful cutting-edge design, exceptional performance, and Gold environmental certification! Eco-Fabrics by DuraleeContract features the unique styling expected of all DuraleeContract fabrics with content that passes MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry)'s Gold standard for environmentally friendly products.
To achieve the Gold level, MBDC evaluated Eco Intelligent® Polyester material and product ingredients for human and environmental health and safety. Certification of a finished product required the evaluation of the mills' facilities within the five categories including Materials, Nutrient (Re) utilization, Energy, Water and Social Responsibility.
The toxic-free Eco Intelligence® platform.
Eco Intelligent® Polyester is a synthetic textile designed for sustainability from start to finish. This concept was developed with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry and is a textile designed to be used, recovered and remanufactured safely and effectively throughout multiple product lifecycles—the first textile designed as a technical nutrient.
Why is this important? Most polyester is manufactured using a catalyst called antimony trioxide, which is a possible human carcinogen.
Eco Intelligent Polyester, however, is:
- Made from a fully optimized fiber using a new, environmentally safe catalyst.
- Designed with optimized dyestuffs and chemicals, which replace harmful chemicals and hazardous heavy metals.
- Designed to be safely recycled into new fabric at the end of its commercial life, with no hazardous by-products.
- Made with sustainable manufacturing processes, allowing limitless design and color.
***We are also offering a Nano-tex finish on this product. Nano-tex has been given a silver rating by MBDC. If a stain repellent finish is required, we can apply the Nano-tex finish for a 5 yard minimum and $2.25 additional charge per yard. Nano-Tex technology, is a new innovative treatment that protects against spills and stains for the life of the product, increases durability, and maintains breathability while preserving the natural hand of the fabrics.
Recommended Upholstery Cleaning Code:
Clean only with water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaners.
Do not oversaturate with H2O
An environmentally friendly cleaner is preferred to maintain the integrity of the fabrics eco-story.
ie... "Simple Green" Carpet & Upholstery cleaner locally found throughout the US and Canada.
DuraleeContract believes we have risen to the challenge of creating beautiful, sophisticated designs in a wide range of colors with social responsibility.