Milliken launches fluorine-free upholstery fabric

March 8th, 2017 / By: / EcoNote

Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., recently launched Breathe by Milliken™, a line of performance home upholstery fabric in both manmade and natural fibers.

The company says the new product addresses consumers’ concerns about the content, safety and sustainability of home textiles by offering sustainable options: they are fluorine-free; use a plant-based water repellent; and incorporate natural fibers or recycled fibers made from plastic bottles.

The company says the new fabrics have been 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. The fabrics emit no VOCs, including PFCs like PFOS and PFOA, or added formaldehyde, which can harm indoor air quality. All Breathe fabrics have achieved GREENGUARD® GOLD certification.