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
Camera di Commercio di Prato
Annex completed on: 03-01-2015