Sustainable fashion in Carvico style

18 February 2021  Chiara Ternullo 

sustainable-fashion-ethics-in-fashionWhen was sustainable fashion born? In these days and age the preservation of our environment and the safeguard of workers are really popular topics. Nowadays, more than even before, applying such concepts to the fashion industry has become a must since we are talking about one of the most polluting sectors in the manufacturing world.

Consumers have become increasingly aware and demanding and they no longer fancy only beautiful garments: they want to know how the fabrics used for the production of their clothes  are produced and they want to make sure that production processes, places and timing do not contribute to social and environmental degradation.   

Besides, media have been using documentaries and investigative journalism to spread awareness about the fact that our choices with regard to fashion bring about consequences affecting our planet, people and our future, as well. 

Carvico and Jersey Lomellina have been among the pioneers of the textile industry to feel the need for a change. Before dealing with their specific ideal of what sustainable fashion is, let’s try to clarify what eco-sustainable fashion and ethical fashion actually are.


Eco-sustainable fashion: what it means


Sustainable fashion aims at establishing a harmonious  rapport with people and the environment. But what does sustainability mean when it comes to the fashion world? It means, first of all, that the whole production process must be sustainable: from the R&D process, to the production cycle, to the distribution and sale of items.

Sustainable fashion includes both the principles of eco-sustainable fashion and those belonging to ethical fashion. These three expressions are often used improperly and mistaken since they belong to the same area; actually they are quite different…


Eco-sustainable fashion: textile companies and their environmental impact


The environmental impact of fashion is an issue we have to finally cope with. Fast fashion is especially responsible for a relevant increase in the number of garments produced, used and then disposed of.
The textile industry can be  blamed for many environmental issues. Estimates have revealed that due to its high water consumption –  79 billion cubic meters were used globally in 2015 – the environmental impact of textile production may account for 20% of the overall contamination of fresh water:  

Nevertheless, the textile industry is not polluting only water. According to the European Agency for Environmental Protection, in 2017 the purchase of textile products led to about 654 Kg of greenhouse gases emissions  per person.
This is why, in March 2020, the European Commission approved of a new action plan involving a strategy concerning all EU textile companies aimed at promoting reusing and recycling as a way to establish a circular model of economy.

Eco-sustainable or eco-friendly companies care for the environment, nature and animals and act accordingly. How? Through production processes implying a lower water consumption, low CO2 emissions, the use of renewable energy sources, investments into high technological performance, recycling and reusing waste. All this is done to offer their customers valuable and reliable products.

A  set of dedicated certifications –issued by international bodies – has been created to certify the quality of fabrics used for the creation of sustainable fashion items and ensure consumers they can buy products which have been manufactured in the respect of quality standards and sustainability criteria.


Ethical fashion: how is fashion changing?


Fast fashion has led to a widespread debate about the effects of fast production processes aimed at keeping up with fashion evolving trends. But what is ethical fashion? It implies transparency on the part of  companies producing what is called green fashion and better production processes which are respectful of labour involved in the life cycle of  ethical apparel.
But not only: humanitarian projects aimed at the financial development of third world countries are crucial, too.

When does fashion become sustainable? When it represents the expression of a social and environmental change. Let’s now find out what it means for Carvico and Jersey Lomellina.


Sustainable apparel: fabrics by Carvico


For Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, European leaders fabric manufacturing companies, eco-sustainable fashion is a serious, transparent and tangible commitment. Promoters of an innovative approach according to which businesses have to live in better harmony with nature and safeguard a limited resource like water so as to preserve our planet, since 2016 they have been supporting Healthy Seas, a non profit association with a mission: removing marine pollution from our seas and oceans.

Thanks to their pioneering spirit, Carvico and Jersey Lomellina were among the first Italian companies to produce sustainable fabrics made of a 100% recycled yarn from pre and post consumer waste materials. Econyl boasts the same features, quality and performance of virgin polyamide with the added value of being produced without the use of non renewable fossil raw materials.
Find out more about the whole collection of eco-sustainable fabrics by Carvico and Jersey Lomellina!


Sustainable fashion: Carvico commitment


What is sustainable fashion according to Carvico? It means investing in the present to live a better future. “Green company” is the name chosen by Carvico for their environmental mission based on several green policies implemented for the creation of a truly sustainable supply chain and a circular economy model.

Carvico and Jersey Lomellina have set new standards for the creation of sustainable fashion products thanks to their corporate vision which is primarily respectful of man and the environment and which is aimed at safeguarding our ecosystem through a series of tangible sustainability projects. 

Cutting edge technologies, transparent data, sustainable raw materials, international projects, support to the development of local communities and the willingness to spread awareness about such topics : these are the values Carvico and Jersey Lomellina’s identity is based on. 

Get in touch with our team to have a closer look at what sustainable fashion is and touch with your hands their iconic eco-sustainable fabrics.


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