Glen Raven, N.C.-based Glen Raven Inc.’s Sunbrella® performance fabrics have received the
Atlanta-based GREENGUARD Environmental Institute’s (GEI’s) certification as a low-emitting product.
The certification signals that the fabrics — originally designed for use in outdoor applications
including boat covers, lawn and patio furniture and awnings, but increasingly being used also in
indoor settings — can be used for interior applications with no detrimental effects to indoor air.
The Sunbrella fabric line also has received the stricter Greenguard Children &
Schools(SM) Certification for products used in schools and other indoor environments where children
and other people with sensitivities to pollutants are likely to congregate.
GEI was established in 2001 to provide independent certification of products based on
established emission standards. To date, more than 150,000 products have received certification
from the organization.
“This program takes our long-standing commitment to environmental protection to a higher
level,” said Vince Hankins, new business development manager, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics.
“With [Sunbrella’s] growth as an interior fabric, we believe it is important to continue to
promote trust in our brand with the type of independent testing and certification provided by
Greenguard,” Hankins added.
September 5, 2007