WHAT ARE REVOLUTION PERFORMANCE FABRICS?
Revolution Performance Fabrics® are performance fabrics that are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, extremely durable yet beautiful and soft. Revolution fabrics are solution dyed and are resistant to fading from the sun and are bleach cleanable. Revolution fabrics are 100% made in the USA. Unlike other performance brands, Revolution fabrics do not use any PFC chemicals. Revolution fabrics are the greenest fabrics on the market, with the lowest impact on the planet (Higg Index).
HOW TO CLEAN
REVOLUTION PERFORMANCE FABRICS®
- Blot stain with clean cloth or paper towel.
- Loose stains should be vacuumed first.
- We recommend a solution of 1 gallon of water, 2 cups of bleach & 2 oz of dish soap.
- The cleaning solution should be blotted or sprayed on stain until the stain is gone. Then blot with clean water, making sure to rinse the solution through the fabric.
- DO NOT rub
- DO NOT brush fabric (vacuum brush attachments are particularly damaging)
- Blot with clean dry towel & air dry after cleaning.
- For stubborn stains, such as permanent marker, straight bleach may be used (even on coloured fabrics)
- DO NOT iron. Temperatures over 250 degrees will permanently damage Revolution fabrics.
- DO NOT apply any after market chemical treatments as they may discolour fabric.
Revolution is NOT A CHEMICAL TREATMENT OR FINISH, it is an inherent property of this fibre. It will not fade or wear off.
NO PFC CHEMICALS | NO VOC’S | NO FR’S | NO ANTI-MICROBIALS
How can a synthetic fabric be green?
UPCYCLING is the process of transforming byproducts, waste, and other trash into new and useful materials. Olefin is the only UPCYCLED fiber available for making upholstery fabric. Olefin is a byproduct of refining petroleum. For many years, it was discarded or simply burned off. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was won by the scientists who discovered a use for this unique polymer.
Are Revolution fibers greener than natural fibers?
Natural fibers like cotton, linen, and wool require lots of the earth’s most precious resources… water and land, which are used in large amounts in the production and dyeing of natural fibers. OLEFIN is dyed without the use of water and requires almost NO LAND and WATER for its production.
Because it is produced from what was formerly waste, Olefin has by far the SMALLEST CARBON FOOTPRINT OF ANY UPHOLSTERY FIBER. (Source: Higg Index)
What are PFC chemicals?
PFC chemicals are used by other performance brands to achieve cleanability. If liquid beads on a fabric, it has been treated with a PFC. These substances, also known as PFOA, PFOS, C8, C6 and C4, bond Carbon with Fluorine. This bond is incredibly strong… that’s why they work. The problem is they are presistent, so they accumulate in the environment. Growing evidence suggests these chemicals are toxic, internet search Madrid Statement for more about this topic.
Everyone has these chemicals in their body, much of it due to exposure from furniture, carpeting and apparel. These substances are found throughout the environment worldwide… even in whales and other Arctic wildlife! Revolution is the only major performance fabric brand that uses NO PFC CHEMICALS! Click here to read more about PFC’s.
How do our fabrics stack up?
The Higg Index was created by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which includes Patagonia and the Natural Resources Defense Council. A look at how the Higg Index compares the environmental impact of materials used in apparel and footwear. The higher the score, the more sustainable the material (Source: The Wall Street Journal). Click here for link to full article.
A byproduct of oil refining and natural gas processing, this material
often used in long underwear – uses little land, water or
energy and produces little waste. Low use of carcinogens,
endocrine disruptors or other toxic chemicals.
Chemically clean and leaving little waste, it scores high for sustainablity,
though its production emits high levels of greenhouse gases.
Takes a hit for heavy use of land and water, as well as bleaches
and other chemicals used in processing, which puts it in a middling
ranking for sustainability, despite its green reputation.
Because it requires both ample land to produce and toxic,
energy-sensitive chemical processing (to turn the scratchy fibers
soft enough for modern sensibilities), wool scores low for sustainabilty.
|BAMBOO RAYON-VISCOSE FABRIC
Often billed as green by manufacturers, this material scores miserably
because of the heavy processing, high waste, and energy use required
to turn bamboo into a fabric.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Revolution Fabrics are engineered to be extremely durable, easy to clean, and have a long life cycle.
What are Revolution Performance Fabrics®?
Revolution Performance Fabrics® are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, EXTREMELY DURABLE, yet beautiful and SOFT while also resistant to fading from the sun. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are MADE IN THE USA.
Revolution Performance Fabrics® are also the GREENEST UPHOLSTERY FABRICS available because they have the least negative impact on the planet (Source:Higg Index). Unlike other performance brands, Revolution Performance Fabrics® use NO PFC CHEMICALS. The safety of PFC chemicals is being questioned by many governments and scientific organizations (Link to EPA WARNING). Revolution Performance Fabrics® contain no formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, or flame retardant chemicals.
Where can I find Revolution Performance Fabrics® in Alendel’s Collection?
How are Revolution Performance Fabrics® so stain resistant?
OLEFIN, also known as POLYPROPYLENE, is a unique material because it is totally inert… that’s why milk jugs are made from Olefin. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made from Olefin yarn that is SOLUTION DYED by mixing pigments in the liquid polymer. The color becomes an integral component of the yarn—That is why it’s VIRTUALLY UNSTAINABLE.
How do I clean Revolution Performance Fabrics®?
Revolution fabrics can be cleaned with almost any household cleaner—even pure bleach will not damage our fabric. Most stains can be blotted and cleaned with just water, but we recommend mixing some BLEACH in the solution to kill any bacteria that might grow. Whatever cleaning product you use, it is important to thoroughly RINSE the fabric with clean water and allow the fabric to AIR DRY.
Are Revolution Performance Fabrics® machine washable?
NO. Machine washing is not necessary and could damage the fabric if done improperly. Revolution Performance Fabrics® should be SPOT CLEANED per the cleaning instructions. *Never dry clean.
Can I iron Revolution Performance Fabrics®?
NO. Exposure to high temperatures will damage Olefin.
Can I add an after stain repellent treatment to Revolution Performance Fabrics®?
NO. After market stain repellents sprays or finishes my discolour fabrics.