In the fall of 2001, Brentano introduced their first leather and vinyl alternatives. Today, both of those patterns, Vapor and Satin, are part of Brentano’s expansive offering of eco-friendly polyurethane textiles. With each year since, Brentano’s design team has continued to develop and introduce innovative, usable, and environmentally-minded polyurethane textiles.
For their spring 2013 Symphonic collection, Brentano has once again raised the bar for leather and vinyl alternatives, adding two new patterns to the Brentano Green line. Primal is an eco-friendly polyurethane that has been printed with a bold animal print and comes in 8 fashion-inspired colors.
Remix takes its cue from the innovative Brentano fabric Pavé and uses a casted effect that simulates the appearance of a woven textile but cuts the cost—all while remaining a greener alternative to leather and vinyl.
Brentano is also pleased to announce that they are now offering a comprehensive polyurethane binder that is dedicated to their extensive selection of eco-friendly and innovative alternatives to leather and vinyl. Designers interested in obtaining a binder should contact either their Brentano representative or Brentano customer service for more information.
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.