Brentano Leads the Way in Eco-Friendly Faux Leathers

New patterns designed for education, residential, and cutting edge applications.

Chicago, IL, November 03, 2011 --( As a leader in eco-friendly faux leather textiles, Brentano is constantly seeking new ways to expand the category. For their Portfolio collection, they have introduced their most dynamic trio to date: Varsity, a high-performance solid colored for education applications, Filigree, which is printed with an intricate paisley pattern perfect for residential interiors, and graffiti-inspired D.I.Y., which uses metallic pigments and a mirrored finish, making it ideal for those seeking a unique pattern that makes an impact.

As diverse as the three are, they are all bound by the common thread of environmental consciousness. Varsity, Filigree, and D.I.Y. are polyurethane faux leathers, making them a greener alternative to PVC, or vinyl, which contains the carcinogen dioxin, and to leather, which often requires the use of many chemicals, including chromium. Additionally, both Varsity and D.I.Y. have a recycled polyester backing and are part of Brentano’s Ultra Friendly series, which means they use only a minimal amount of solvents.

And all three exceed 100,000 double rubs (Wyzenbeek), so whether it’s a university commons, a sophisticated living room, or a modern restaurant, Brentano has an eco-friendly faux leather that will offer the best in beauty + performance.

About Brentano:
Founded in 1990 by Design Director Iris Wang and her husband, President E-Kwan Chen, Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns to an internationally represented textile house. Brentano's fabrics stem from Wang's philosophy of balancing beauty + performance. Their growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty. Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2010, Brentano continues to offer a variety of innovative and interesting textiles, including eco-friendly faux leather, high performance upholstery, fire-resistant, outdoor, Crypton, Nano-Tex and GreenShield fabrics. Please visit for more information.

Brentano, Inc.
Kate Tucker