Zenus Environmental FAQ

Zenus tightly controls the entire production process from its birth to the finished product using only the finest in materials. Zenus has eliminated the use of anti-microbials, PFOA/ PFOS, and other harmful chemicals to create an environmentally conscious textile.

Indoor Air Quality – Low VOC

Zenus fabric meets the stringent California Section 01350 Emissions Standard for safer indoor air quality. It meets the VOC requirements for use in classroom and office environments as defined in the CA DHS Standard Practice. Qualifies for LEED credit as low-emitting material in the Collaborative for High Performing School rating system (CHPS Designed & CHPS Verified).

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

Zenus fabric meets the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 , the ultimate international benchmark for the safety of the environment and its people. It tests for substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.

PFOA / PFOS – Free

Zenus is free of any PFOA (C8), which has been identified by the EPA as “likely to be carcinogenic” and has been linked to serious health problems.

Anti-Microbial / Biocide Chemicals – Free

Zenus is inherently anti-bacterial (AATCC-100). No biocide or anti-microbial chemical was added to Zenus for healthy environment.

Clean Naturally

Zenus fabrics can be cleaned with just a towel and water, the most sustainable method in cleaning. No harmful chemicals or cleaners are needed.

Permanent Protection

Zenus protects textiles from stains, moisture and abrasion, increasing the lifecycle of the fabric. The multiple layers of skin is an inherent element of the textile that lasts the lifetime of the fabric.

LEED Credits

Zenus can contribute to the followingLEED credits:

LEED CI IEQ 4.5: Low- Emitting Materials: Systems Furniture, and Seating
LEED HC MR Credit 5: Furniture and Medical Furnishings
LEED EBOM 2009 IEQc 3.3: Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
LEED CI MR 3.3: Resource Reuse – 30% Furniture and Furnishing

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