Our Commitment to Sustainability
In terms of the environment, Brentwood promotes sustainability in many ways. For one, we minimize waste through our cut yardage program, which all but eliminates extra fabric waste. Additionally, we strive to create the safest, highest quality fabric that we can through the use of polypropylene, a synthetic fiber and byproduct of oil refining. Because we use polypropylene as the base in our fabric, our yarn is Air Jet Spun (vs wet spun), and also dyed without the use of water. As a result, we use fewer resources and save millions of gallons of water each year. Our Revolution Fabrics brand is also GREENGUARD Certified and a proud member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
One way to measure the environmental and social impacts across the life cycle of a certain textile product is through the Higg Index. Polypropylene scores the highest out of all synthetics and natural fibers on the Higg Index with a score of 36.1, due to the fact that it uses little land, water, or energy and produces little to no waste. For reference, silk comes in second on the index with a score of 30.7. It scores high for sustainability, but silk production emits high levels of greenhouse gasses unlike polypropylene.
Likewise, in terms of Economic Sustainability, we are very well rounded. The majority of our products are sourced and manufactured in the USA.