Sustainability progress report 2017 - 2020

Manufacturing Highlights

Clean by Design for an eco-friendly solution

Inspiring change, in everything de do is always our agenda. So, when the NRDC wanted to reduce the environmental impact of the textile industry (energy intensity and water use on production sites) with the Clean by Design initiative, we were eager to participate.

From 2015 to 2018

Our Clean by Design program helped save 8,000 tons of CO 2 per year, across 25 participating mills in Italy, including an average reduction of 19% of greenhouse gas emissions and a transition for all sites towards natural gas or wood instead of fuel oil.

From 2017

We extended the program and six wool and silk workshops applied the Clean by Design methodology, with even faster results: 5,000 tons of equivalent carbon were saved within a year.

In 2018

The following year, in 2018, two further Italian jean manufacturer suppliers joined our Clean by Design program.

For The Future

For the future, we intend to extend it to other industries in our supply chain like leather tanneries or manufacturers of metal accessories. Furthermore, on a more global level, we want to involve other companies in the fashion world into the dynamic. The experience was meticulously documented, and a report was released to all stakeholders in order to inspire even greater change.