Milliken & Co.’s Specialty Interiors has earned the Association for Contract Textiles Facts certification, a process that analyzes core areas to determine whether a textile has met a sustainability standard that evaluates products for environmental, economic and social attributes, according to a news release.
Eight core areas of the specialty interiors business were analyzed — fiber sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation and water quality, energy, recycling practices, air quality in manufacturing and social accountability, the release said.
The standard, called NSF/ANSI 336, was created to address the environmental, economic and social aspects of commercial furnishings fabric used in commercial spaces to assist interior designers with sourcing. The standard considers criteria from a product’s lifecycle to get a complete picture of the inputs, outputs and environmental impacts of a textile product’s lifespan, putting sustainability into a common language that is widely accepted and recognized.
More than 50 Milliken commercial grade fabric styles have earned the certification, according to the release.