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Materials

The Group’s commitment to sustainability begins with the study of materials to obtain a product of equal quality with a lesser environmental impact.

This is why, starting 2020, we have decided to give our items sustainability parameters. An item produced by the Calzedonia Group can be defined as sustainable when it meets criteria of traceability, ethics and composition. Our commitment is mainly directed towards three areas: responsible, transparent supply chain management, use of materials with a lesser environmental impact and a more aware use of packing and packaging.

The Calzedonia Group is constantly committed to the research and development of new items of clothing. The study and use of products with a lower environmental impact is an essential part of this process, with such items needing to account for at least 25% of the fabrics used by the Group by end 2025.

As proof of the importance of this objective, in 2021 we reached 16% and, in particular:

32%
Lenzing, modal or Ecovero as artificial fibres
7%
Organic cotton
2%
Recycled synthetic fibres

The main raw materials used by the Calzedonia Group are: fabrics, yarns and laces, as well as various types of accessories (such as hooks, laces, belts, elastic, etc.). To date, the percentage of natural/renewable fibres used to manufacture the items stands at 39%, if considering the unprocessed materials, and 34% for finished materials.

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By nature, the packaging is a disposable material, making it one of the first elements to be taken into account when talking about environmental impact. On the other hand, packaging makes it possible to safeguard the quality of the items and optimising it in the eyes of our customers. The Group’s challenge is precisely this: to keep the protection and practicality offered by packaging unchanged and, at the same time, to reduce its quantity and use materials that have a simpler end-of-life management.

According to the objectives established by the Fashion Pact, we undertake to eliminate “disposable plastic” in B2C packaging by 2025 and in B2B packaging by 2030. In addition, by 2025, the packaging we will be using in B2C and B2B will contain at least 50% recycled plastic, which will become 100% in 2030. In line with these objectives, some time ago, we successfully reduced the thickness of the plastic bags used to carry the items of clothing by 35% and by 20% those of film used to protect packs during delivery, as well as the gram weight of printing paper. Thanks to these initiatives, in 2020, the use of 209 tonnes of disposable plastic was avoided.

201,000kg
Disposable plastic saved
90%
Sustainable materials in our packaging
75%
FSC certified paper
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As part of the process for the design and development of the furnishing formats, the Group, for preference, opts for furnishing accessories that minimise the environmental impact. More specifically, during the design phase, Calzedonia Group considers the entire life cycle of the various accessories - from manufacture to the useful life cycle and disposal - seeking to foster virtuous behaviour. Moreover, the Group pays increasing attention to looking for materials that can be sourced near its stores, thereby supporting the local community and also minimising the environmental impact connected with the transport of the components used.

Selection of materials

Non-core materials

Lasting, safe furnishings and environments thanks to certified suppliers.

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Paper and cardboard for packaging

Optimisation of the use of paper and maximisation of recycling.

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Woven labels and consumables for printing

Oeko Tex certifications and research into the most efficient printing technology.

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Plastic materials

Reduction in the use of plastic materials in the favour of the environment.

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