Materials and Innovations

The Most Exquisite Sustainable Materials From Around the World

We hand-select the most exquisite and highest quality sustainable materials from around the world

We are committed to improving the use of sustainable and traceable materials season after season. Our focus is on natural fibers, including cotton, silk, and organic and traceable materials. We carefully choose our textile mill partners for their sustainable production and manufacturing practices.

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Water-Saving with Cotton

Reduced water consumption and energy by nearly 90%

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CO2 Reduction with Silk

40% reduction in CO2 through innovative techniques

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Traceable Forest Fibers

Traceable viscose helps protect the forests

Water saving and organic cotton

Water-saving in cotton production We choose the highest quality cotton from suppliers committed to reducing energy and water waste in producing our fabrics. Our Italian textile mill partner has achieved a 90% reduction in energy usage and reduced water consumption in making our textiles.

Organic cotton We are committed to increasing organic cotton use in future seasons and will introduce organic cotton in our upcoming collections. Organic cotton is grown without toxic and persistent chemical pesticides. Helping mitigate global warming, organic cotton farming techniques help capture CO2 in the soil through crop rotation and composting. The organic cotton farming practice also eliminates the use of genetically modified seeds.

Reducing the use of harmful chemicals Reducing harmful chemicals in the textile manufacturing process is part of our effort to minimize harm to the planet. Our textile mill partner has obtained the Serico certification for the absence of hazardous chemical substances and is compliant with the manufacturing restricted substances list (MRSL).

GOTS organic cottons We only use GOTS-certified organic cotton when selecting our organic cotton fabrics. We believe that industry certification is critical to improving raw materials in the textiles in the industry. We look for industry certifications that support a better environment and combat climate change.

Certifications:

GOTS certification: global-standard.org

Serico certification for the absence of hazardous chemical substances: textilecomo.com/en/

CO2 reduction in silk manufacturing

Silks from Como, Italy Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, in 1400 planted the first mulberry trees around lake Como, attracting an abundance of silkworms; the silk industry was born. In 1869, giving a boost to the industry, the setificio Paolo Carcano school for silk masters was established in the Lake Como region. The school's graduating silk masters created the foundation for over 500 companies that now operate in the Lake Como region manufacturing, printing, and dyeing silks.

CO2 Emission reductions in silk production We hand-select only the highest quality silks from suppliers that share our passion for saving the planet. Our Italian silk supplier incorporates a series of manufacturing innovations, reduces silk drying times and water waste resulting in a 40% reduction in energy and CO2 emissions.

Eliminating fabric waste We are committed to reducing fabric waste in our textile printing and manufacturing processes. Our Italian silk textile mill has developed an innovative approach that increases the treated silk yields to 100% from an industry average of 80%, reducing fabric waste.

Reducing harmful chemicals Reducing the use of harmful chemicals in the textile manufacturing process is part of our effort to minimize harm to the planet. Our textile mill partner has obtained the Serico certification for the absence of hazardous chemical substances and is compliant with the manufacturing restricted substances list (MRSL).

Serico certification for the absence of hazardous chemical substances: textilecomo.com/en/

Traceable fibers from the forest

Born in the forest The world's forests provide habitats for most of the world's animals, birds, and plants. Globally, nearly 25% of the world's population is dependent on the forest for their livelihoods. The forest also provides us clean water, fresh air, medicines, and food. Approximately 2.6 billion tonnes of carbon is absorbed by the planet's forest annually, one-third of the carbon dioxide released from carbon fuels.

Traceable to the source We are committed to protecting the world's forests. We only select the highest quality viscose that is traceable back to its source. We ensure our viscose comes from sustainably managed forests.

Protecting forests and the earth Sustainable forest management involved protecting the forest's natural resources, ecosystems, and social and economic resources. Sustainably managed forests contribute to the well-being of the people living in and dependent on the forest and reduce carbon emissions and global warming.