Cardato Recycled

Project information

Index: 1083R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ITALY CENTRO (I) Toscana Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2014
End: In progress

Topic of the practice

Foster eco-innovation and social responsibility in the T&C industry

Good Practice Information

An ecologically sustainable product that is comfortable to wear and environmentally friendly: that is the Cardato Recycled guarantee. Versatile wool fabrics and yarns that can be used in a number of ways, made from recycled textiles and accompanied by a brand that guarantees the measurement of the product’s life cycle, or, to use the technical terminology Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
To use the ‘Cardato Recycled’ brand, textiles and yarns must:
- be produced in the Prato district
- be produced with at least 65% recycled material (old clothing or textile off-cuts)
- have measured the environmental impact of the entire production cycle, taking into account water, electricity and CO2 consumption.

Evidence of success

Fashion brands are very interested in LCA approach; with the Cardato Recycled label Prato’s companies can offer a certified LCA measure with an SME approach.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Silvia Gambi

Camera di Commercio di Prato /

Annex completed on: 03-01-2015

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