USA: Milliken & Company has launched eco-based performance fabric, Breathe by Milliken™. This is industry’s first fluorine-free performance fabrics available in both natural and manmade fibres made from plastic bottles and a plant-based water repellent.
The manufacturer created Breathe textiles with selected consumers in mind to address the growing need for more environment-friendly, effective and high-quality performance home upholstery fabrics. Breathe by Milliken™ fabrics has been extensively tested by certified third parties and meet industry standards including flammability, water repellency-level, soil release, spot cleaning, colour-fastness, and abrasion resistance. The company claims that Breathe fabrics meet these standards without adding fluorine, formaldehyde, fire retardants or other chemicals of concern. Unlike common spray-on stain resistance treatments, Breathe fabrics are engineered textiles, providing lasting protection.