Texmoda Tessuti has obtained the GRS certification regarding the traceability of its regenerated products , recognition of a virtuous process and constant attention to the regenerated materials used, to offer a certified and transparent product. The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is supported by Textile Exchange, one of the most important non-profit organization at international level for responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector. Textile Exchange understands the importance of recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model; favors the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and increases the quality of recycled products. GRS certification includes all products that are composed of at least 20% of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycling materials . The GRS criteria concern the following areas:
• Product composition and content of recycled materials
• Maintaining traceability throughout the entire production process
• Restrictions on the use of chemicals.
• Compliance with relevant environmental criteria that may concern: water supply, wastewater discharge; and water discharges; energy recovery (use of selected waste); pollutant emissions into the atmosphere; waste production and management; contamination of soil and groundwater, management of dangerous substances, preparations and materials; sound emissions; emergency management
• Compliance with social criteria relating to workers’ rights.
In a historical moment in which the major international brands have focused on sustainability, Texmoda makes use of regenerated wools and cotton to lower the environmental impact on its productions.
In the case of the wool carded regenerated it typically deals with a production made in Prato since decades, and strongly ecological already by itself: in fact the recycle and reuse of fibers already treated allows to limit the workmanships and the use of chemical products and the waste of water, saving energy and subtrahending every year 22 tons of materials to the cycle of disposal of the refusals.
•60 million kilowatt of energy
•500.000 water’s meter cubes
•650 tons of chemical auxiliaries
•300 tons of colorants.
Moreover we avoid the immission iin the atmosphere of :
•18.000 tons of carbonic anhydride
•1.000 tons of sulphurous anhydride
The procedure of regeneration starts with the recovery of fabric or sweater from the clippings of wrapping and from the used garments. The rags are selected for color, fineness and quality, and on its way to the process of workmanship that will turn them from discards into regenerated raw material.
The raw material is used to start the productive cycle that will bring to the magic of the meeting between weft and warp: the ready fabric reappears for a new life.