Article — The Spin Off • March 2021
The power of natural materials
Botto Giuseppe expands
Italian wool fabric manufacturer Botto Giuseppe has been focused on a series of corporate decisions while increasing its offer of new sustainable fabrics since 2015.
A part of this process is the constant enlarging of its Naturalis Fibra collection offering sustainable Cradle-to-Cradle certified yarns processed in the factories near Biella, which use lower-impact renewable energy sources.
Botto Giuseppe’s raw materials come from partner farms in Australia, New Zealand, China and India, who guarantee that their animal breeding and care methods, processes, environmental policies and social responsibility towards workers are fair and sustainable.
The company has also received the RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certification for all of its yarns, fabrics, and jerseys. This certification guarantees that wool comes from controlled farms that care for animal well-being, the recovery of the natural landscape and responsible land management. It also guarantees that the wool is carefully selected, traceable and monitored along the entire supply chain.
Its s/s 2022 collection includes fluoride-free water-repellent treated fabrics; lightweight melange fabrics doubled with colored water- and windproof membranes; rustic-chic fabrics achieved by using blends of cellulose fibers; alternative chambrays in linen and stretch wool; and 3-D surface effect fabrics.