ALPACA BLEND MARK
Lanificio dell’Olivo is the licensee of the ALPACA BLEND MARK brand which guarantees the minimum content of 30% and the quality of the alpaca fiber in our yarns.
This brand is issued by the AIA (Associacion Internacional de la Alpaca), an association founded in 1984 in Arequipa (Peru) which was created to promote and protect the image of alpaca fiber and its derivatives through the diffusion of the ALPACA MARK.
(Global Organic Textile Standards)
With this certification, we show the use of natural fibers from organic agriculture, with the aim of guaranteeing the consumer that the products are obtained in compliance with stringent environmental and social criteria applied at all levels of production up to the labeling of the finished product.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources, through an eco-responsible standards.
LENZING™ and ECOVERO™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.
(Forest Stewardship Council)
The FSC brand identifies products containing wood and its derivatives, such as in our case the cellulose used for the production of viscose, coming from forests managed in a correct and responsible manner according to rigorous environmental, social and economic standards.
The Lyocell fiber is produced with environmentally friendly processes starting from the wood used which comes from sustainable sources. Performance in terms of softness and wearability characterize this cellulosic fiber.
(Recycled Claim Standard)
The RCS standard enhances the use of recycled materials to favor a sustainable production model that aims to reduce the consumption of resources and certifies the presence for our yarns of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled material from 5% to 100% and certifies traceability throughout the production process.
(Global Recycled Standard)
Certification that promotes responsible and sustainable development in the textile industry, enhances the importance of recycling textile waste and promotes the reduction of resource consumption, guarantees the traceability of recycled materials and the quantity present in the product.
In collaboration with Process Factory, we have started sustainability projects in the following areas:
Elimination of toxic and harmful substances from production processes
Centrality of people and increasing organisational wellbeing
Use of sustainable and low-impact raw materials
Traceability of internal processes and monitoring of the entire supply chain
On the yarns indicated with this mark, upon request, a treatment can be applied for a valid barrier against the proliferation of bacteria. In line with our attention to sustainability, we use a product approved by Oeko-Tex®, the garments that can be made with the treated yarns are wearable in contact with the skin, it is an APEO Free product and is over 70% Biodegradable. Its antibacterial efficacy is maintained even after numerous washes.
Sustainable in every production phase
At Lanificio dell’Olivo, our entire internal production process is focused on Sustainability. Our efforts and results prove our constant commitment to respecting the environment, health of workers and consumers and the ethical treatment of animals through quality products and processes.
Our vision translates into focus on to long-term investments and the use of green energies, to respond to expectations for the future of the planet and all living in it.
Concrete actions for a sustainable development
The care we put into creating our products is the same that guides us in carrying out actions to protect the environment and people. For this reason, years ago and among the first in the yarns industry, we developed the program GOING GREEN for Sustainable Fashion.
Going Green covers all the key areas of sustainability: Social Responsibility, Chemical Risk Management, Traceability, Environmental Sustainability and is based on concrete actions, such as the commitment to reduce the presence of harmful chemicals in fabrics and garments.
Our production processes are fully tracked from the entry of raw materials to the sale of the final product, to offer complete transparency and support the customer in requests for information.
When we joined the TRACE 4sustainability® Protocol, we started a structured action to trace and monitor our suppliers and our internal processes. With the data we collect, we produce a report about the supply chain that also includes corrective actions and improvements.
This allows us to guarantee the conformity of our yarns to the most demanding requirements of international regulations and to our customers’ personalized specifications. For most of our collections, we also guarantee compliance with the Chinese regulation GB18401.
Over the years we have achieved various product certifications such as:
GOTS for the use of organic cotton and linen
OCS use of organic cotton
GRS use of recycled polyester, cotton and polyamide
RWS use of responsible wool
RMS responsible use of mohair
RAS responsible use of alpaca
RCS use of recycled cotton, wool, polyester and polyamide.
Our product certifications also include the MATERIALS 4sustainability® Protocol that gives us a personalised map, for each raw material, of the sustainable products used. Annual reporting shows our actual progress and allows us to have a key element for defining our future goals.
Employees, customers, suppliers, territory, environment and community are the subjects with which we interact every day and for which we aim for sustainable development. We feel strong responsibility towards them. For this reason, every year we publish our Sustainability Report.
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