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Elimination of PFAS from Crevin textiles

Crevin, in their role of manufacturer of sustainable upholstery fabrics free from chemical additives, announced that from 01-06-2023, PFAS will be entirely eliminated from their production, following the ban on the intentional use of these chemicals for the STANDARD 100 certification by OEKO-TEX®. PFAS (the collective name for fluorocarbons) are the active component in water and stain repellers, which are commonly used in upholstery, as well as outdoor wear, footwear, cookware, etc.

Crevin currently use PFAS for their outdoor fabrics Bora Bora, Dolce, Vita, Fiji, Strada and natural fabrics, Musa, Tenzo, Dana, Erba and Iris.

The product Crevin apply, contains a very low level of PFAS, below limits of laboratory detection.

  

Since 2020, Crevin has offered customers the OEKO-TEX certification on all their textiles. Following the ban of PFAS by OEKO-TEX, as well as the earlier prohibition by Californian law on the use of PFAS in soft furnishings, and ECHA’s (Europe Chemical Agency) proposed abolishment of these chemicals in 2025, Crevin have decided to totally abandon the use of fluorocarbons from their production.

 

In their endeavour to maintain the high-performance standards consumers expect from Crevin textiles, Crevin have successfully adapted the raw material used for their outdoor fabrics, offering maximum protection to fading and weathering without the need of protective coatings. Moreover, Crevin outdoor and natural fabrics are machine-washable*.

* Except for the natural fabrics Musa, Tenzo and Dana.

 

Quick facts on PFA’S

PFAS are a large group of chemicals frequently used in consumer products that in the past years have been identified as being harmful to the environment and human health. PFAS is the abbreviation of per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances.

· PFAS have been used in multiple applications for decades, like outdoor and high-performance clothing, footwear, cookware, paint, fireextinguishers and food packaging.

· The carbon-fluorine bonds that PFAS contain are one of the strongest chemical bonds in organic chemistry. For this reason, they resist degradation when used, and also in the environment.

· The main identified concern with these chemicals is people drinking water or eating foods that have been contaminated from PFAS.

· Widespread regulations like OEKO-TEX and ECHA, have phased out PFAS, following scientific research that has found links between PFAS exposure and a variety of health problems.

Crevin encourage consumers to check the sustainability requirements and chemical management in the textiles they buy, choosing textiles with OEKO-TEX certification and that are manufactured under ISO 14001, or any other relevant certification that aims to foster responsible corporate conduct and consumer safety. Instead of stain repellency, choose items that are washable.

If stain protection is needed, ask for Crevin’s PERFORMANCE+ fabrics, that offer PFAS-free easy stain and soil release combined with a 5-year warranty against wear and tear. Discover PERFORMANCE+ fabrics →




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