Vewpoints: Smart Facts

Traceability of sourcing , responsible production, environmental and ethical integrity: Sustainable development is on everyone’s minds. From producers to consumers, It’s key to performance and appeal.

“We spend a lot of energy sourcing sustainable materials. We want to create a responsible collection. And beyond searching for eco-friendly materials, we even look for vegan concepts. The resulting patches are made of 100% recyclable plastic or 100% reclaimed leather, i.e. with skins recreated from existing leathers.”

Cristina Buelli, Redmark, Accessories


“We believe in the fashion revolution. Since 2007, we have been developing an ecofriendly line called “… because we care”, exclusively made of responsible yarns, whether recycled or organic, focusing on a respect for the environment and social values in business. Our goal? To make fashion with sustainable fibres that are
mistakenly considered to be sad-looking or too expensive. And when our cottons are not actually certified organic, we have made them from fabric waste. Our wools are organic as well. We also use milk fibre, with moisturizing and antibacterial properties, and polypropylene fibre that is anti-bacterial, anti-stain and water-repellent.”

Elisa Paoli, Euromaglia, Fabrics

“We target energy savings. Our service providers responsible for the dyeing of our production are sensitive to the protection of the environment. Thus, water used in the various staining and finishing processes may not be discharged in rivers before having been completely retreated.”

Renato Bitter, Savyon, Fabrics


“Our way of thinking is sustainable. Traceability of hides and skins, industrial processes minimizing the use of chemical products, an attention to the health of our workers, standard 14001, etc. Our work solutions must protect the environment.”

Enrica Miramonti, Conceria Gaiera Giovanni, Leather

foto Enrica Miramonti

“We have a role to play in local development. We have chosen to put the accent on education, to promote technical and professional instruction by partnering with universities to favour the students’ entry into the business world.””

Ahmed El-Shrief, Egyptian Spinning, Yarns


“We bet on regional production and short circuits by purchasing skins in France. You can’t forget that without the tanners, waste centres globally would be overwhelmed: we provide a second life to raw hides and skins from slaughterhouses. We’re always looking for sustainable innovations, and we also try to anticipate the customers’ needs, with, for example, leathers that are machine washable, or perfectly suited for summer thanks to unique thermal properties.”

Caroline Krug, Tanneries Pechdo, Leather