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In keeping with her dedication to responsible material selection, Stella McCartney has selected a new eco-smart zipper for her RTW woman trouser collection. Made by Italian manufacturer, Lanfranchi, these new zippers are 100 per cent smart, since the metallic parts that meet the strict Detox and Oeko-Tex criteria are combined with organic cotton ribbons dyed during a GOTS-certified process.
Stella is a leading and influential designer in terms of style with ethics, and environment and sustainability are at the core of her practice. And while always searching for ways to refine and improve ethical production standards, Lanfranchi Spa has been selected as the latest partner to share her vision with their new fully certified zippers. A perfect solution made better because they come fully custom dye matched on request in colours that are also guaranteed fully GOTS certified.
For the new SS 2017 NEW:DO outerwear collection, Geox has chosen the T3 and T5 stainless steel zippers with a Newlife ribbon in 4 colors. A clever quest for essence brought the company to choose Newlife, the result of the High Tech Conversion Model that exclusively transforms fully traceable used plastic bottles into an incomparably qualitative and high-tech polymer during a fully mechanical, non-chemical process, all made in Italy.
Newlife uses -94 per cent of water, -60 per cent of energy and produces -32 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, as stated by the LCA study by ICEA. The production process can also boast the GRS and Oekotex certifications.
“We do not make environmentally-friendly products only. The whole company and its production cycle aim at reducing waste and giving value to its following use. We believe that sustainability and innovation are keys for a market-competitive offer able to respect today’s values. This is the reason why we committed alongside Greenpeace Detox and today we can prove that our products are free from the pollutants indicated in the international organisation’s black list,” said Gaetano Lanfranchi, CEO Lanfranchi Spa.
Lanfranchi’s zipper production is totally integrated, from weaving to sewing, all the way through dying, shearing, fusion, electroplating and assembling. Even the machineries are made in Italy and meet all the Italian and European regulations about environment, work safety and respect of the workers.
The products have been Oeko-Texcertified for more than 10 years and also meet the Standard 100 class I requirements, the strictest on products intended for children. The Urago (BS) plant was awarded the ISO14001 certification, thanks to new electroplating and dying facilities. (KD)
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