Certification

We possess the top product and process certifications, validating the central importance of our environmentally sustainable production. Our goal is to create a traceable supply chain, in partnership with the brands that make true sustainability the key to their style and respond to growing awareness of the environment among more and more consumers.

BEtter Cotton Initiative

The Better Cotton Initiative is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production based on the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. It promotes actions aimed at educating growers and introduction of practices reducing use of chemicals while improving crop yield.

European Flax

European Flax guarantees the origin of linen fibres grown on Europe’s Atlantic coastline, an area guaranteeing the excellence of the fibre and the know-how of its growers. The European Flax mark is also a guarantee of traceability and social and environmental responsibility.

FSC - Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council is an NGO promoting responsible forest management. The FSC® mark identifies products made from forest resources managed on the basis of the social and environmental standards established by the organisation.

Global Recycled Standard - GRS

Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certifies products made from recycled materials and manufacturing in compliance with environmental and social criteria extended to all stages in the production process, promoting reduced consumption of resources (virgin raw materials, water and energy).

Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS

GOTS is the world’s most important standard for sustainable production of garments and textile products from organic natural fibres. The certification attests that the fibres come from organic agriculture, as well as guaranteeing traceability all along the supply chain and compliance with environmental and social criteria. The chemical products used in processing of textiles must meet certain requirements on the basis of the toxicological properties.

ISO 14.001

ISO 14001, the world’s most popular standard for Environmental Management Systems, sets forth the most important requirements for identifying, controlling and monitoring the environmental aspects of any organisation with an environmental policy. Certification is based on management principles including planning, implementation and control, as well as actions for improvement of environmental protection.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a Quality Management Standard recognised by all public and private organisations producing products or supplying services anywhere in the world. ISO 9001’s key goal is customer satisfaction and ongoing improvement of the performance of companies and of their products and services through growing efficacy and efficiency of internal processes.

LCA - Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment is a study comparing an item or process with a standard process: an objective method for assessing and quantifying performance in the areas of energy and environment and the potential impact of a product, process or activity throughout its entire life cycle, from purchasing raw materials for its production to the end of its useful lifespan.

OCS - ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD

The OCS standard applies to all textile manufacturing processes starting from ginning, followed by spinning, weaving and all subsequent ennobling processes. It validates the content of natural fibers from organic agriculture in textile products (both intermediate and finished) and guarantees traceability along the entire production chain of raw materials, intermediate products and finished products.
All textile products that are composed of at least 5% of certified organic natural fibers can be certified according to the OCS standard.
Quality requirements of the material, safety features of the material, environmental performance and impacts associated with production processes and social criteria do not fall within the scope of OCS.
It is possible to ask for the emission of the Transaction Certificates.

OekoTex Standard 100

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent control and certification system which is the same all over the world for raw materials, semi-products and finished products in the textiles industry, at all stages of processing. It specifically contributes to guaranteeing a high level of product safety for consumers.

RWS - RESPONSIBLE WOOL STANDARD

RWS guarantees the origin of wool from responsibly managed sheep farms which comply with strict criteria for animal welfare and reduction of environmental impact; maintenance of traceability throughout the production process and compliance with established procedures all along the value chain are the requirements for certification.

RCS - RECYCLED CLAIM STANDARD

RCS guarantees the recycled material contained in products, whether intermediary or finished, maintaining traceability throughout the production process, from recycling of materials to manufacturing and labelling of the finished product.

SustainaWool

The SustainaWOOLTM Integrity Scheme aims to “promote production of the highest possible quality of wool through sustainable management of natural and physical resources”, guaranteeing the social, economic and cultural welfare of people and communities along with the health and welfare of animals. SustainaWOOLTM is also a guarantee of traceability in the supply chain.

Tessile & Salute

La certificazione Tessile e Salute consente di tracciare e descrivere la filiera produttiva dell’articolo certificato, sia dal punto di vista della supply chain sia per quanto riguarda i componenti chimici utilizzati, per un costante miglioramento di prodotti e processi.

Traceability & Fashion

Tessile & Salute certification permits tracking and description of the process of production of items certified, covering both supply chain and chemical substances, to ensure constant improvement of products and processes.

The Good Cashmere STandard

GCS certification lays down three basic principles for sustainable cashmere production: promoting animal welfare, supporting livestock farmers to provide them with a sustainable source of income, and protecting the environment. The standard also establishes quality parameters for the raw material and guarantees traceability and certifiability throughout the supply chain.

WOOL INTEGRITY NEW ZEALAND

The Wool Integrity™ Programme was created to provide important guarantees on the global market, such as animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and the traceability and quality of wool from New Zealand, produced by livestock farmers who agree with the Wool Integrity principles. The programme monitors all steps in the supply chain to guarantee traceability.

ZDHC - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals

The goals of the ZDHC programme may be summed up as control of the textiles production chain aimed at progressive, sustainable reduction of use of chemical substances released downstream of the production process. The wastewater from our dyeing plant in Magnonevolo (BI) is tested once a year by a laboratory which issues a report on the results.