Chemically bonded stain shield protects Brentano’s new faux leathers

The Brentano Design Studio embraced the latest in textile technology for the fall Affinity collection by developing series of fire retardant draperies, acoustical wall panel fabrics, performance fabrics and three new polyurethane faux leathers — now with ink|SAFE, a chemically bonded stain shield.

Distinctly textured with snakeskin-esque, classic hide and metallic appeal, polyurethane faux leathers Ravenswood, Sauganash and Uptown have ink|SAFE, a chemically bonded stain shield that protects against staining and even ballpoint pen marks for an easy-to-maintain, flawless appearance. With a wide colour range (43 total colourway options) to fit into the spectrum of healthcare, hospitality and commercial design projects, the three new patterns also offer bleach cleanability and an abrasion resistance over 100,000 double rubs (Wyzenbeek) for enduring performance.


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. Its growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty. Having celebrated its 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.

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