“There are 107 textile environmental labels in our markets,” says Paul Taylor of Camira Fabrics Ltd. “You have to balance trying to drive the improvement of the product or process with how much it takes in resources to get the label.”
These four certifications are among
the most widely recognized:
NSF/ANSI 336 addresses the environmental, economic and social aspects of commercial furnishing fabric used in public occupancy settings such as office, hospitality, health care and institutional interiors.
Facts was developed to recognize contract textiles that conform to the rigors of the multi-attribute standard NSF/ANSI 336 and are third-party certified. A Facts sustainability rating indicates a textile has been evaluated for environmental, economic and social aspects across its life cycle.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is a global uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production with the aim of completely eliminating harmful substances.
Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM
The Cradle to Cradle Certified program founded by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-label administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the
environment, and design for future life cycles.