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RadiciGroup joins circular initiative

Members will share best practices with the goal of making Italy’s strategic fashion sector more sustainable.

26th March 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bergamo, Italy

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Fibres leader RadiciGroup is participating in Monitor for Circular Fashion – a new Italian project launched by the SDA Bocconi School of Management and Enel X, with the objective of creating an Italian fashion community through the collaboration of the supply chain players most committed to sustainable agendas.

Also supporting the project so far are Candiani Denim, Dedagroup Stealth, Intesa (Gruppo IBM), Manteco, Save the Duck, Vibram, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Vivienne Westwood, and YKK.

The initiative aims to assess the state of maturity of the circular economy in the Italian fashion industry, to define an ambitious plan integrating circularity in fashion and to develop new concrete and measurable circular economy solutions through the sharing of best practices, with the goal of making the strategic fashion sector more sustainable.

“The evolution of fashion with a view to promoting sustainability is a key element in the reboot of this strategic sector of our economy,” said Marco De Silvestri, sales and marketing director for RadiciGroup Advanced Textile Solutions. “As upstream players in the supply chain, we have always tried to share our knowledge of materials and deliver solutions featuring both better performance and respect for the environment.

© Radici Group.

“We have implemented a circular economy business model, striving to create durable, quality products by investing in innovation, using low-impact and recyclable raw materials, choosing renewable sources, minimising waste, perfecting processes and adopting rigorous environmental impact measurement systems.

“However, we are convinced the circular economy cannot be put into practice by anyone working alone and that is why we have enthusiastically joined this community.”

A report will be launched in September 2021, revealing the sector’s macrotrends, measuring how Italian fashion companies apply circular economy principles along the value chain, highlighting best practices, gaps, and ultimately proposing an ambitious plan of how to integrate circularity into one of Italy’s biggest export industries.

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