PRODUCTION Sustainable innovations and certificates
Sustainability is not only about nature and environment, it is also about people and fair working conditions. That’s why we keep the production very close in Europe and are honest, fully transparent and proud on the way we produce each item. Most of the production takes please in
Italy and Greece where acceptable conditions are granted by the current legislation. The remaining products are manufactured in Turkey, where our producers are certified by the Fair Wear Foundation.
Here is an overview of our producers’ certificates and innovations.
Modal Edelweiss®Lenzing Modal®, a modal fiber from Lenzing, is like the Edelweiss flower: made in Austria, pure and natural. Full integration at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce the fiber in an environmentally sound way due to the generation of excess energy and the recovery of component parts of the wood. Even pulp production at Lenzing is self-sufficient in terms of energy and is an important supplier of energy for the entire operation. Discover more ...
TIROLWOOLBrand which certificates the quality of the wool, treated with a special method without damaging the structure of the fibers. More information on Imbotex.
Newlife fiberThis is not a real certificate, but a guarantee that our fabric gained by upcycled polyethylene is made in Italy with a mechanical and innovative process which, by exploiting the changes in temperature, eliminates the use of chemicals into the spinning stage of the polymer. It also guarantees the quality of the fabric, because Newlife is among the finest fabrics gained by post-consumption plastic bottles. More information on Newlife.
Fair Wear FoundationFair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. More information on Fairwear.
GOTSThe world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Environmental criteria include, for example, the evaluation of all chemical inputs (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) that must meet basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability. But GOTS certificate considers also social criteria: all processors and manufacturers must meet minimum social criteria based on the key norms of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). More information on Global-Standard.
OEKO-TEX ® Standard 100The Organic Content Standard (OCS) relies on third-party verification to verify a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental aspects of production beyond the integrity of the organic material. All RE-BELLO products in jersey bamboo, eucalyptus (Tencel) and beechwood (Modal Edelweiss) present this certificate. More information on Oeko-Tex.
Organic Content StandardThe Organic Content Standard (OCS) relies on third-party verification to verify a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental aspects of production beyond the integrity of the organic material. More information on Textileexchange.
TENCEL®Tencel ®: more than a certificate, Tencel ® is a patent on the production process of eucalyptus fiber. The process is charachterized by a closed loop (all the water and the used enzimes are recovered and used again in the production process), therefore being sustainable from an environmental point of view. Tencel has won the Award for Environmento of the European Union. More information on Tencel®.
It is a challenge to find the perfect fabric among all sustainable materials. Different fabrics have different advantages and disadvantages for the environment in all the various phases of the production process.
Bamboo, for example, even if presenting very high benefits in farming (high soil yield, low water consumption, etc.), is an artificial fiber which needs to be extracted.
On the other hand, cotton is a natural fiber but it presents the disadvantage of the low soil yield and the fact that it steals precious areas that could potentially be used for food farming.
Our aim is to further improve the selection of sustainable materials and to concentrate, where possible, on new and innovative materials with a particular focus on upcyling&recycling.