Press Release | True Textiles Receives Positive Third-Party Assessment for NSF/ANSI 336

Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 15, 2014 – True Textiles announced today that the company has received third-party assessment results for NSF/ANSI 336 on its first round of products with a majority of the Guilford of Maine open line collection certified as Silver or Compliant as well as the proprietary styles which are sold through their OEM and Jobber/Distributors customers. 

“True Textiles has a strong tradition of environmental leadership in the textile industry,” says Tom Olive, CEO for True Textiles. “We see NSF/ANSI 336 as a natural progression to our existing design and development protocols and strive to continuously become better stewards of our planet.” 

NSF/ANSI 336 is a voluntary standard for commercial furnishings fabric that evaluates fabric over its entire lifecycle to address the environmental, economic and social aspects of fabrics for commercial furnishings. The standard was also adopted by the members of ACT (Association of Contract Textiles) as part of their Performance Guidelines. 

The standard is a comprehensive assessment tool with specific measures for fabric manufacturers and their supply chain, assessing the environmental impacts of textile manufacturing based on fiber selection, safety of chemicals, water conservation, water (effluent) quality, energy usage, air quality, recycling practices, and social accountability. Products can achieve a Compliant, Silver, Gold or Platinum level certification. 

About True Textiles – Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, True Textiles manufactures beautiful, functional fabrics that have a positive, enduring impact on the people and places they touch. True Textiles provides solutions that bring added value to its customers and is committed to delivering exceptional products through increasingly sustainable design and manufacturing processes. For more information, visit www.truetextiles.com.