Milliken introduces Eco-based Performance Fabric

Published on : Friday, September 28, 2018

Milliken & Company has announced the launch of Breathe by Milliken, a new and unique collection of eco-elegant performance upholstery fabrics that are durable, repel everyday stains and clean easily without compromising the fabric’s look or soft feel.


The industry’s first fluorine-free performance fabrics, Breathe is available in both natural and manmade fibers. Designed and responsibly manufactured using natural or recycled fibers made from plastic bottles and remarkable plant-based water repellent, these fabrics are a sustainable option.


Breathe by Milliken fabrics have been extensively tested by certified third parties and meet or exceed industry standards including flammability, water repellency, soil release, spot cleaning, colorfastness, abrasion resistance and pilling. Breathe fabrics meet these standards without adding fluorine, formaldehyde, fire retardants or other chemicals of concern. Unlike common spray-on stain resistance treatments, Breathe fabrics are engineered textiles, providing lasting protection and peace of mind.


Milliken created Breathe textiles with discerning consumers in mind to address the growing need for more environmentally-friendly, effective and high-quality performance home upholstery fabrics.


Vice president of Engineered Performance Products, Milliken & Company, David Smith says, “Today’s consumers are better informed and more concerned about product content than ever before – who makes it, what it is made of and how it is made. Every aspect of this product was designed to address this concern. Consumers can breathe easy knowing their beautiful furniture is protected from stains and wear in a much more sustainable way.”


All Breathe by Milliken fabrics have also achieved GREENGUARD® GOLD certification, which gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, contributing to the creation of healthier interiors.


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