Sunbrella Environmental Policy

In harmony with the environment

Decades before today´s "green" movement, Glen Raven, Inc. committed to exceeding industry benchmarks for environmental stewardship. Through ongoing initiatives with our vendors, trade partners and customers, we will stay in the forefront of protecting our environment. Below are some of the ways Glen Raven continues to protect air, earth and water while producing quality, high-performance textiles. SunbrellaŽ offers recycling service for customers.

The Recycle My Sunbrella program reclaims pre- and post-consumer Sunbrella waste and re-purposes it for incorporation into a variety of recycled products. Sunbrella creates no wastewater from dyeing. Sunbrella fabric's unique coloring process avoids harmful effluents associated with conventional dyeing processes. It also dramatically reduces water and energy consumption. Sunbrella fabrics are extremely durable.

Sunbrella fabrics are engineered for a serviceable lifespan two to ten times longer than conventional fabrics. The impact of producing cotton canvas, for example, must be multiplied many times to compare it with Sunbrella's extended longevity.

Sunbrella fabrics offer significant sun protection.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella* as an aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. Please use shading products featuring Sunbrella as a part of your complete sun protection regimen, including regular use of sunscreen.

* Does not apply to styles of Sunbrella that are designed for transparency, such as Sunbrella Sheers. Fabric awnings reduce energy consumption.

A recent study by the University of Minnesota illustrated that awnings made of fabric reduce home cooling energy consumption by 10% to 60% and peak cooling loads by as much as 40%, depending on geographic location. Cooling requires less energy because the awning's shade prevents the sun's heat from entering the home through windows.

Sunbrella furniture fabrics are GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality.

Sunbrella furniture fabrics are certified by the GREENGUARDŽ Institute's Children and Schools standard as contributing to healthy indoor air by being a very low emitting interior product.

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