Sustainability is so much more than one product and one company. True sustainable impact is a collaborative effort with a like-minded mission at the core: a commitment to co-creating a healthier future.
As a California-based manufacturer, Bentley has been at the forefront of sustainable development and progress for more than 40 years. The golden state has long led the nation in establishing and meeting rigorous and ambitious “green” standards and goals. It set the first economy-wide greenhouse gas limit and is committed to 100% renewable energy by 2045. It was also the first to require a statewide carpet recycling program design and implemented by carpet manufacturers with CalRecycle oversight—leading to the creation of the California Carpet Stewardship Program, which continues to achieve or surpass its goals, including and beyond recycling rate performance. The California carpet recycling rate has more than tripled since 2015, according to CARE (Carpet American Recovery Effort).
Simply put, just by way of operating and manufacturing in California, Bentley is inherently more environmentally responsible than others in the industry. The standards are high—and we keep them there. However, success requires partnership, which is why Bentley purposefully and strategically aligns with those who share our passion and commitment for the same.
Closing the Loop on Carpet Manufacturing with Aquafil
Aquafil is one such like-minded partner. The only company in the world that produces regenerated nylon (ECONYL® nylon) from 100% waste, including carpet waste, fabric scraps, fishing nets and more. Aquafil sources the carpet waste from its four carpet collection facilities across the U.S., each of which play a vital role in diverting waste from landfills. Bentley recently had the opportunity to visit the Aquafil Carpet Collection Center located in Anaheim, Calif., seeing first-hand part of the reclamation process that regenerates nylon into ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated and regenerable nylon.
Bentley proudly manufactures many of its carpet products with ECONYL® nylon, including the soon-to-launch Camera Ready—the newest addition to the Modern Curator Collection.
We choose not to make our own nylon in house. Rather, we rely on and purchase from the absolute experts in the field of yarn manufacturing, like Aquafil. Why does it matter? By working with the marketplace to source the finest yarn, we remain nimble. We ensure our standards – in quality, performance, service and sustainability – stay where we need them: high.
Bentley strongly believes that “where it’s made matters.” Who we partner with matters just as much. Aquafil is at the forefront of sustainable innovation—and together, we’re producing products the A&D community loves and the planet accepts.