Sustainability is the new luxury 

Our Green Vision

By pursuing sustainable fashion, we want to establish harmonious relations with both the environment and people in a framework of total and absolute transparency.

Sustainability is fashion combined with beauty.

Since 2015, our institution began a process consisting of continuous research, experimentation with new natural materials, special finishes, and partners all over the world who pay attention to the correctness of production processes and methods and obtain certifications to guarantee transparency and traceability.

Sustainability Report

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Certifications

La responsabilità sociale è uno dei grandi temi che pone al centro l’impatto ambientale. Per questo l’utilizzo delle certificazioni è garanzia di trasparenza e tracciabilità dalla provenienza, alle lavorazioni alle colorazioni.

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Cradle to Cradle Certification

Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is an approach that adapts industrial models to nature, converting production processes and assimilating the materials used to natural elements that must, therefore, be regenerable.

Responsible Wool Standard

RWS is the quality certification for the origin of wool from controlled farms that pay particular attention to animal wellbeing, the recovery of the natural landscape, and responsible land management. RWS certification guarantees that the wool is carefully selected, traceable and monitored along the entire supply chain, from origin to finished product.

The ZQ mark guarantees traceability and monitoring throughout the supply chain. All wool is sourced from sheep whose health is monitored. Breeders are required to adhere to rigorous standards to ensure the highest quality wool, monitored throughout the entire process.

Certificazione Tessile Salute

The whole supply chain is traced, processes where chemicals are used are monitored, and chemical mixtures evaluated according to the requirements of the Project shared with the Ministry of Health and Consumer Associations. The chemical mixtures used, the textile raw materials and the processed and finished articles must comply with the requirements of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion Guidelines.

Better Cotton Initiative

BCI (BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE). Some highly technical yarns mix the properties of cotton with those of silk and wool. In this situation, it is guaranteed that 100% of the cotton purchased and processed comes from BCI-accredited sources, i.e. from cotton farmers who adhere to the world’s largest agricultural sustainability programme for cotton.

GRS (GLOBAL RECYCLE STANDARDS) is recognised as the most prominent international standard for sustainable manufacturing of clothing and textiles made from recycled materials. The standard recognises the importance of recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model, with the aim of encouraging the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and increasing the quality of recycled products.

The Good Cashemere Standard

THE GOOD CASHMERE STANDARD certifies sustainable cashmere for the purpose of ensuring the care and wellbeing of the cashmere goats, and also considering the living and working conditions of breeders and the protection of the surrounding environment.

The Good Cashmere Standard® is an independent standard for sustainable cashmere, developed by the aid by trade foundation (abtf), that aims to improve the welfare of cashmere goats, the lives of farmers and farming communities, and the environment in which they live.

The Lycra Company

THE LYCRA COMPANY is an industry leader in developing sustainable products that address critical needs in the apparel, textile and personal care sectors. Technical fibres are produced in compliance with environmental protection regulations.

We travel all over the world to find the best raw materials from farms that share our same vision for sustainability and philosophy

Farms

The yarns and fabrics belonging to the Naturalis Fibra collection come from selected farms in Asia, Oceania, South America and South Africa. 

We travel all over the world to find the best raw materials from farms that share our same vision for sustainability, applied to all production processes, starting with the well-being of the animals, the territory and the workers.

Managing the territory by alternating pastures for sheep and cattle grazing is a conservation method that protects the soil and the growth of new crops. It prevents the land from being used excessively, which can lead to desertification. This practice derives from concern for general wellbeing: the soil, the animals and the natural cycle are connected through a holistic process that can provide the best for everyone.

The secret to creating excellent products with high quality standards is to work with partners who share the same philosophy. Together, we make more sophisticated and functional choices to ensure that our raw materials become more elegant and as close to perfect as possible.

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Walcha, South Wales – Australia

Congi

The Congi farm, located 30km west of Walcha, is the biggest in Australia’s New South Wales region, where Sydney is also located. For over a century, the farm has been breeding 25,000 merino sheep.

Now in their fourth generation, the Field family devotes great passion to producing exceptionally high quality wool, superfine and ultrafine Merino wool, using ultra-modern technology and sustainable, certified herd management processes. 

Their herd rotation system, which ensures that pastures are changed every 4 days, allows them to improve the land and favours replenishment of food. 

The conditions and the quality of the pastures influence the quality and length of the sheep’s fleece. 

The health of the flocks is guaranteed by providing plenty of water with constant-flow water troughs, a further measure to avoid the consequences of contamination due to stagnant water.

Each sheep is microchipped to collect data about the animal and to monitor all of the activities performed on it. The microchip collects data such as the microns, staple length, resistance, standard deviation, and shearing history. It is an identity card for each merino sheep.

After shearing, the sheep are not subjected to the cruel practice of mulesing. On the contrary, the breeders use non-toxic spray to safeguard the sheep and the environment. 

Pecore allevate
25,000 sheep raised for over 100 years
Rotazione pecore
Rotation of flocks every 4 days
Congi Abbeveratoi
Constant flow drinking troughs
Congi lana
merino wool superfine and ultra-fine of the highest quality
microchip that collects data about the animal

Sydney, Australia

Benangaroo

Owned by the Field Family since 1997, the Benangaroo Farm extends for about 9 kilometres along the Murumbridgee River in New South Wales, Australia. The terrain is irregular with gentle landscapes and alluvial soils, alternating with more rugged, rocky hills.

Each year, the farm produces about 450 bales of 17.5 micron wool. Approximately 500 hectares of land is used for grazing and growing rapeseed, barley and wheat. 

ettari di terreno
500 hectares of pasture land
450 bales of wool produced
Finezza lana
17.5 micron fineness

Grampians Mountains, south-east Australia

Woodside

Woodside Moutajup is located in the foothills of the Grampians Mountains in south-eastern Australia. The Crawford family, now in its third generation and one of the area’s first settlers in 1836, manages 25,000 merino sheep producing the finest wool – 18.5 microns – on 2000 hectares of grazing land. 

This agricultural region has been specialised in wool production for the past 150 years, continuing the tradition of raising sheep, which has made Australia famous.

ettari di terreno
200 hectares of pasture land
25,000 merino sheep
Finezza lana
18,5 micron fineness

Otago, southern New Zealand

Merino New Zealand Company

Important sheep breeding farms are located in the picturesque OTAGO AREA in southern New Zealand in the Glen Lyon district and on Lake Ohau. The area is usually very warm in summer and cold in winter, with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear glacial lakes all year round. Mulesing free ZQ merino wool has an absolute white colour, a fineness of 18 microns and remarkable lustre and body: it is perfect for luxury creations.

Zq Merino Certificate
ZQ merino wool
Mulesing Free
Finezza lana
18 micron fineness

Alashan – Cina

Cocoa

The Cocoa farm is in Nuori Gang, Alshan Left County in Inner Mongolia. In a territory spanning about 1300 square kilometres, 48 breeders take care of roughly 40,000 goats that live in a habitat with icy cold winters and blistering hot summers. 

In the Alshan region of Inner Mongolia, where the world’s finest cashmere is produced, lies the Cocoa farm. Goats are raised in a habitat with bitterly cold winters and scorching summers. The finest cashmere in the world is produced here: with a fineness of 14.8-15.2 microns. They are able to produce a quantity 20,000 kilograms, which corresponds to 9,500 chili di cashmere fleece separated from the courser hairs. The length of the unwashed fibre is 45mm and it has been named White per White Cocoa.

Dealing directly with breeders allows us to obtain a more acceptable purchase price for all concerned, and a traceable and monitored supply chain.

Finezza lana
Cashmere, less than 15 microns
Harsh winters and scorching summers
Direct negotiations

Valle Delatite – Australia

Delatite

This farm has been owned by the Ritchie family since 1903. Today, Mark and Fenilla are the fourth generation to manage the farm, which extends 13 km south east of Mansfield in the Victoria region at the foot of the Australian Alps in the Delatite Valley, where the Delatite River is located. The farm consists of a lush landscape of 2600 hectares of pasture land with the best weather conditions possible, abundant rainfall and a temperate climate.

Amid forests and approximately 20,000 trees planted in the past 20 years, sheep and cattle live together, and are looked after with care and respect through the help of modern technologies. The fineness of the long-fibre wool produced here is 16.8 microns.

ettari di terreno
2,600 hectares of pasture land
Mulesing Free
Finezza lana
16.8 micron fineness

Walcha, South Wales – Australia

Congi

The Congi farm, located 30km west of Walcha, is the biggest in Australia’s New South Wales region, where Sydney is also located. For over a century, the farm has been breeding 25,000 merino sheep.

Now in their fourth generation, the Field family devotes great passion to producing exceptionally high quality wool, superfine and ultrafine Merino wool, using ultra-modern technology and sustainable, certified herd management processes.

Their herd rotation system, which ensures that pastures are changed every 4 days, allows them to improve the land and favours replenishment of food.

The conditions and the quality of the pastures influence the quality and length of the sheep’s fleece.

The health of the flocks is guaranteed by providing plenty of water with constant-flow water troughs, a further measure to avoid the consequences of contamination due to stagnant water.

Each sheep is microchipped to collect data about the animal and to monitor all of the activities performed on it. The microchip collects data such as the microns, staple length, resistance, standard deviation, and shearing history. It is an identity card for each merino sheep.

After shearing, the sheep are not subjected to the cruel practice of mulesing. On the contrary, the breeders use non-toxic spray to safeguard the sheep and the environment.

Pecore allevate
25,000 sheep bred for over 100 years
Rotazione pecore
Flock rotation every 4 days
Congi Abbeveratoi
Constant flow drinking troughs
Congi lana
merino wool superfine and ultra-fine of the highest quality
microchip that collects data about the animal

Sydney, Australia

Benangaroo

Benangaroo Farm

Owned by the Field Family since 1997, the Benangaroo Farm extends for about 9 kilometres along the Murumbridgee River in New South Wales, Australia. The terrain is irregular with gentle landscapes and alluvial soils, alternating with more rugged, rocky hills.

Each year, the farm produces about 450 bales of 17.5 micron wool. Approximately 500 hectares of land is used for grazing and growing rapeseed, barley and wheat.

ettari di terreno
500 hectares of pasture land
450 bales of wool produced
Finezza lana
17.5 micron fineness

Grampians Mountains, south-east Australia

Woodside

Woodside Moutajup is located in the foothills of the Grampians Mountains in south-eastern Australia. The Crawford family, now in its third generation and one of the area’s first settlers in 1836, manages 25,000 merino sheep producing the finest wool – 18.5 microns – on 2000 hectares of grazing land. This agricultural region has been specialised in wool production for the past 150 years, continuing the tradition of raising sheep, which has made Australia famous.

ettari di terreno
200 hectares of pasture land
25,000 merino sheep
Finezza lana
17 micron fineness

Otago, southern New Zealand

Merino New Zealand Company

Important sheep breeding farms are located in the picturesque OTAGO AREA in southern New Zealand in the Glen Lyon district and on Lake Ohau. The area is usually very warm in summer and cold in winter, with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear glacial lakes all year round. Mulesing free ZQ merino wool has an absolute white colour, a fineness of 18 microns and remarkable lustre and body: it is perfect for luxury creations.

Zq Merino Certificate
ZQ merino wool
Mulesing Free
Finezza lana
18 micron fineness

Alashan – Cina

Cocoa

Cocoa Farm

The Cocoa farm is in Nuori Gang, Alshan Left County in Inner Mongolia. In a territory spanning about 1300 square kilometres, 48 breeders take care of roughly 40,000 goats that live in a habitat with icy cold winters and blistering hot summers. 

In the Alshan region of Inner Mongolia, where the world’s finest cashmere is produced, lies the Cocoa farm. Goats are raised in a habitat with bitterly cold winters and scorching summers. The finest cashmere in the world is produced here: with a fineness of 14.8-15.2 microns. They are able to produce a quantity 20,000 kilograms, which corresponds to 9,500 chili di cashmere fleece separated from the courser hairs. The length of the unwashed fibre is 45mm and it has been named White per White Cocoa.

Dealing directly with breeders allows us to obtain a more acceptable purchase price for all concerned, and a traceable and monitored supply chain.

 

Finezza lana
Cashmere, less than 15 microns
Harsh winters and scorching summers
Direct negotiations

Valle Delatite – Australia

Delatite

This farm has been owned by the Ritchie family since 1903. Today, Mark and Fenilla are the fourth generation to manage the farm, which extends 13 km south east of Mansfield in the Victoria region at the foot of the Australian Alps in the Delatite Valley, where the Delatite River is located. The farm consists of a lush landscape of 2600 hectares of pasture land with the best weather conditions possible, abundant rainfall and a temperate climate.

Amid forests and approximately 20,000 trees planted in the past 20 years, sheep and cattle live together, and are looked after with care and respect through the help of modern technologies. The fineness of the long-fibre wool produced here is 16.8 microns.

ettari di terreno
2,600 hectares of pasture land
Mulesing Free
Finezza lana
16,8 micron fineness

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Our sustainable collection

Naturalis Fibra

Naturalis Fibra yarns and fabrics come from selected farms in Asia and Oceania

Naturalis Fibra is a collection of yarns and fabrics that has two common denominators: natural fibres that safeguard the environment, and the capacity to comply with the 4 fundamental criteria for maintaining excellence in a sustainable process.

» Search for natural materials and manufacturers with high transparency and sustainability criteria
» Animal welfare and land management
» Environmentally friendly production system
» Focus on treatments and dyes

Slowool

Etichetta Slowool

Superfine mulesing-free Merino wool, certified by Cradle to Cradle and RWS, is the pride and joy of the Naturalis Fibra collection. Transparency and traceability through all supply chain steps, from the original raw materials to the final product, express the essential values of the philosophy of sustainability, which dictates that environmental protection and the health of people and animals are the values of a new form of luxury.

Slowoolly

An incredibly lightweight yarn made of totally sustainable superfine mulesing-free merino wool originating on the Congi farm. It has a fineness of 15.5 and 17.5 microns. A touch of elastane makes the yarn more elastic, non-deformable and workable.

Slowool Silk

Etichetta Slowsilk

The production of Indian Slowsilk features the absence of pesticides. This process yields sustainable, ethical silk thread. It is a “cruelty-free” silk because the processing does not involve the death of silkworms: in fact, the silk is obtained by collecting what remains of the cocoons after the butterflies have opened them. 

Slowool Stretch

Etichetta Slowstretch

Sustainable biodegradable elastomers, produced with low environmental impact production cycles, enhance the performance of the wool fibres.

Aroha

ZQ certified extrafine merino wool, from farms in New Zealand. This highly ductile and workable yarn maintains its characteristics of softness and lightness.

Slowool Cashmere

Traceable cashmere originating in Inner Mongolia retains the luxurious, precious quality of the yarn.

Natural Born Cashmere

Etichetta Natural Born

An excellent quality fine combed yarn, rendered even more exclusive because it is not dyed. It is presented in the typical colours of the animal’s natural fleece. Certified, NM 2/70.000

Green Cashmere

Sustainable luxury with recycled cashmere that does not alter the consistency and softness of this precious, exclusive yarn.