Sound environmental practices are important to our customers, our community and us. We’re committed to doing the right thing.
Here are some of the environmental initiatives we’re working on:
All KM 100% IFR polyester velvets are Clean Air GOLD certified
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider for industries worldwide, has certified KM Fabrics’ 100% Inherently Flame-Resistant polyester and FR-treated cotton velvets. Intertek’s Clean Air Certification validates the level of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from products using a global network of testing labs accredited to ISO 17025.
Intertek’s Clean Air GOLD designation independently verifies that the level of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from our 100% IFR polyester and FR-treated cotton velvet fabrics comply with various VOC standards, such as ANSI/BIFMA e3, CDPH SM v1.2, LEED and WELL.
In addition, all KM Fabrics’ 100% IFR polyester and FR-treated cotton velvets qualify for the following LEED credits and WELL features:
- LEED credit Low-Emitting Materials under the category Indoor Environmental Quality
- LEED credit Indoor Air Quality Assessment under the category Indoor Environmental Quality
- WELL Feature A01 – Air Quality
- WELL Feature A05 – Enhanced Air Quality
- WELL Feature X06 – VOC Restrictions
Please contact us if you’d like a copy of the Intertek certification.
All KM fabrics are PFAS-free
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been added to products, such as fabrics, since the 1950s. These additives are oleophobic and hydrophobic, repelling both oil and water. Manufacturers added them to fiber and finishes to extend fabric life and improve stain resistance.
Studies have shown that exposure to certain PFAS may be harmful to humans and animals. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that exposure to PFAS can have multiple adverse health effects.
Our drapery, upholstery and specialty fabrics contain no PFAS in their fibers or finishes. Today, more textile manufacturers are eliminating PFAS — we look forward to everyone in our industry joining us in offering PFAS-free fabrics.
For more on our fabrics, their performance and certifications, drop us a line here.