NSF/ANSI 336 is a standard that addresses the environmental, economic and social aspects of commercial furnishing fabrics used in commercial spaces.
The standard considers criteria from a product’s lifecycle to get a complete picture of the inputs, outputs and environmental impacts of textile products across a product’s lifespan. It is applicable to a variety of contract fabric types used in public spaces, such as office, hospitality, healthcare and institutional interiors. As a multi-attribute sustainability standard, NSF 336 considers eight sustainability parameters that carry varying weight in the total point make-up; 50 percent comprises the fiber composition, and the remaining 50 percent comprises the fabric manufacturing process.
The standard was developed by the Association of Contract Textiles, a not-for-profit professional trade association to address a variety of issues related to contract fabrics.