is the voluntary traceability system of the Italy’s Chambers of Commerce born from the desire to qualify and enhance the fashion industry, through the creation of a voluntary certification scheme able to ensure maximum transparency
to the consumer with respect to the origin of the main stages of processing of a product and the main characteristics of the product in terms of healthiness, environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility.
This creates a virtuous circle in which consumers and producers become the protagonists of a system in which the consumer has the guarantee that the product is traced in all phases and the certification is also issued and controlled by a public body super partes as the Italy’s Chamber of Commerce.
brings together both the manufacture and the brands of Italian fashion with the aim of creating sustainability and safety for the final consumer.
The Tessile&Salute Association is financed and sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Health and works closely with Federchimica and the other federations that deal with issues relating to the safety and transparency of products directly or indirectly used in the textile-clothing chain, aimed at protecting the health of citizens.
THE BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE/BCI:
exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future. Gruppo Dondi is proud to work with Members of The Better Cotton Initiative/BCI.
is recognized as the most important standards for sustainable production of garments and textiles made from natural fibers from organic farming as organic cotton or organic wool. The Global Organic Textile Standard was developed by leading international organizations in organic agriculture in order to guarantee the consumer that organic textile products are obtained in compliance with stringent environmental and social criteria applied at all levels of production, from the collection in the field of natural fibers to the subsequent manufacturing phases, up to the labeling of the finished product.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the most important non-profit organizations that internationally promote responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector . With this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes the fundamental importance of recycling for the growth of a model of sustainable production and consumption; aims to encourage the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products.
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is promoted internationally by the Textile Exchange, and provides for the release of an environmental declaration verified by a third party that validates the content of natural fibers from organic agriculture in textile products (both intermediate and finished) and guarantees traceability along the entire production chain of raw materials, intermediate products and finished products. All textile products that are composed of at least 5% of certified organic natural fibers can be certified according to the OCS standard.
The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is developed by Textile Exchange, oone of the most important non-profit organizations that promote responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector internationally. With this standard, Textile Exchange intends to enhance the use of recycled materials to promote a production and sustainable consumption model that aims to reduce the consumption of resources (virgin raw materials, water and energy). The RCS provides a third party verified environmental statement which proves the content of recycled materials of the products (both intermediate and finished). All products that are made up for can be RCS certified at least 5% from pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled materials . The RCS criteria extend only to the composition of the product and content of recycled materials and the maintenance of traceability throughout the entire production process in accordance with the criteria set by the Content Claim Standard (CCS) which is an integral part of the RCS standard.
RESPONSABLE WOOL STANDARD – RWS:
Certification obtained in July 2022 that recognizes the best practices of farmers. It ensures a solid chain of custody for certified materials as they move along the supply chain. The issue of a third-party verified environmental declaration that ensures that the wool used comes from responsibly farms in compliance with stringent animal welfare criteria and to reduce the environmental impact, the maintenance of traceability throughout the entire production process.
SUSTAINABLE FIBRE ALLIANCE CASHMERE STANDARD – SFA:
Certification obtained in July 2022 which addresses the challenges of sustainability in cashmere production, in particular: the well-being of goats, the environmental impact of farming and the social well-being of the shepherds who take care of them. It is based on a chain of custody model to provide traceability of cashmere from shepherds in Mongolia and China to the final product.