Since the beginning, we have always thought that the only way to run a company is to include goals in the business plan that create concrete value for people and the land.
This value cannot be separate from reducing our environmental impact through a unified and continuous approach.
Through the people, processes of production, raw materials, and reuse and recycling programs, we have translated our commitment into a concrete plan of action.
Sustainability has become part of our daily decision-making processes, guiding our whole chain of values.
In a world where the term “sustainability” is used by many, we have chosen to be concrete and transparent.
With full adherence and faith, we have dedicated ourselves to achieving certifications that are the result of international programs: in favor of resource recycling, choosing organic, and the complete sustainability of the fabric industry.
For Ricciarini, sustainability is a collective and global approach: it’s a style, a way of thinking, and a mindset with which to interpret the spirit of the times.
Our commitment to sustainability is tangible and concrete, and encompasses every phase of our work.
For this reason, we consider the energy it takes to create our materials, including the relative water consumption and waste generated during the entire lifecycle.
We favor the choice of regenerated raw materials, following criteria of environmental protection, biodiversity, and respect for animals.
Ricciarini is committed to spread and promote sustainable values and requirements throughout the whole supply chain. To this end, we have issued and shared our Green Act with all our suppliers and collaborators, calling for full adherence to the principles and requirements.
We are aware that the use of chemical products is one of the most significant impacts tied to our production activities. For this reason, we are committed to evaluating and reducing the release of chemical substances in the environment to minimum levels, while keeping a close eye on the risks connected with their use, and with the goal of progressively eliminating them.
We have chosen to adopt the 4Sustainability® protocol for Chemical Management. This is a system for the proper management of chemicals that, following ZDHC’s guidelines, will enable us to implement controls at all stages of production to gradually eliminate from production processes any substances that are toxic and harmful to human health and the environment.
Our human factor is what makes us excellent, and building a fashion industry that is really sustainable must start with a process of education and growth that puts the wellness of our internal and external collaborators at the center; and that is made up of formative training aimed to open our horizons towards technology, innovation, and production processes that are ever more sustainable.
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Fabrics are the key to creating real change in the fashion industry.
Ricciarini chooses responsible methods of production based on a preference for regenerated fibres.
We give life to finished fabrics with a single natural fibre, or select recyclable or regenerated blends, promoting a circular economy.
We favor finishing, coloring, and mechanical processes that are inspired by nature itself and are fruit of the most innovative technologies.
With our attention towards an ever greater efficient use of water and electric energy, we reduce the use of chemical substances and pursue the introduction of technologies and innovations that are ever more sustainable.
Ricciarini seeks to continually create more traceability of our fabrics, and requires rigorous quality control during every phase of production with the goal of delivering more and more durability in our proposed fabrics.
For Ricciarini, the fabric is the factor that makes a finished garment into a product with a strong, distinctive, and appealing design, precisely because it is conceived and produced with totally eco-sustainable logic.
Our path toward ever greater sustainability is therefore also an inexhaustible source of inspiration and research for us, and a style choice that can decode and stay a step ahead of trends.
In 2010, Ricciarini Corporate acquired the historical wool mills of Casentino, a production chain of traditional and excellent value.
Ricciarini decided to study and preserve a heritage that dates back to 1848, rediscovering processing methods that are inspired by nature and create fabrics with unique appeal.
A new supply chain was born: an industrial reality that could treasure this acquired heritage and take inspiration from the past to give life to new and unprecedented productive methods.
Ricciarini has embarked on the creation of high-end wool fabrics that subvert the rules of the market. Our wool is obtained through a careful and knowledgeable selection of raw materials from all over the world. Mulesing Free yarns are selected according to fineness, waviness, and length.
The yarns are subjected to carding, spinning, and warping before going into the loom for weaving and final finishing processes.