Sustainable Practices

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Sustainable Mill Practices

Here at Pine Crest Fabrics, we find and work with mills that utilize eco-friendly applications. Currently, we work with mills certified in consumer safety and sustainable production processes. These sustainable practices include:

  • Natural gas used for setting and dyeing
  • Recycling wastewater
  • Antibacterial finishing for all fiber types
  • Anti-allergenic finishing for all fiber types
  • Using fibers made from recycled materials for our recycled fabrics

For more information about our mills’ certifications, see the tabs below!

In-House Practices

Our duty is to take responsibility for our effects on the environment and social wellbeing.

Some of the sustainable practices we do to become an eco-friendly company are:

  • Use fabric scraps to tie fabrics to bolts
  • Reuse cardboard to wrap shipments instead of using plastic
  • Utilize chipboard made from recycled cardboard
  • Reutilize chipboard pieces
  • Turn scrap paper into notebooks
  • Reuse fabric bolts and rolls
  • Use scraps of fabric for the swatch cards
  • Donate dead pens to an artist for reuse in his artwork
  • Work with freight companies using electric semi-trucks

“The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels. The OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances are fundamentally based on the respective purpose of the textiles and materials. The more intensive the skin contact of a product and the more sensitive the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements that need to be complied with.”

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“The bluesign® system is the solution for sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product”

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“EPA promulgated the Textile Mills Effluent Guidelines in 1974, and amended the regulation in 1977 and 1982. The regulation covers the point source for that discharges pollutants to water, otherwise known as direct discharger” EPA approval means following the guidelines of “environmentally sound methods for managing commercial and industrial waste as well as household and municipal waste. It regulates facilities that generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste”

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“In 2019, Higg Co spun off to become the technical powerhouse behind the (Sustainable Apparel Coalition) SAC. As a technology company, Higg Co focuses on building the tools that power sustainability measurement. Separation allows us to build solutions rapidly, meeting the evolving needs of our customers. We envision Higg Co as a vehicle of global change for massive environmental, social, and labor impact across manufacturing sectors.”

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Our staff loves to give back to the community and foster programs close to our hearts. These include individuals such as:

Board member of The Family Success Center of Catholic Charities of Oregon

Multnomah County Animal Shelter Volunteer – over 1,200 hours served, Knitting Volunteer – 2,500 hours served

Multnomah County Outdoor School Program Volunteer – over 500 hours served

Charitable Giving

Each year, Pine Crest Fabrics gives back to our community to foster initiatives close our hearts. We go above and beyond to give back to the community around us that helped Pine Crest grow to be the business it is today.

Here are some charities we have donated to in recent years:

  • APANO Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
  • NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Autism Society
  • LaSalle Catholic High School
  • Catholic Charities
  • Multnomah County Animal Shelter
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Catholic Relief Service
  • CA Fire Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Candlelighters
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Northwest Boxer Rescue
  • Libereco

Recycled Fabrics

Not only is Pine Crest Fabrics working with mills that reduce waste for a more eco-friendly environment, we stock Repreve® Recycled Fabrics! Repreve® is the leading, most trusted, branded performance fiber made from recycled materials (including plastic bottles). Find out more about Repreve and our recycled fabrics here!

Want to let us know how we can continue to improve and help the environment?

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