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Eco-friendly silk

For a greener textile industry

mulberry cultivation

Respect for the environment

Silk is a renewable resource with a limited impact on the environment. Silkworms eat leaves from the mulberry tree, which is never treated with pesticides because contaminated leaves cannot be fed to the worms.

The cultivation of mulberry trees does not alter the agricultural environment and keeps the area clean. It requires no intensive farming techniques. It respects the territory and avoids the planting other crops (corn, maize) that require much water for growth. Harvesting mulberry leaves is a low impact activity and the formation of the cocoon takes place naturally.

cosetex & enviroment

Ecocompatibility and traceability

Thanks to Cosetex’s supervision of suppliers over the years, production processes following cocoon production have reduced their water use from 50 to 80% and chemical agents have been replaced with eco-compatible products in compliance with EU directives to prevent the release of harmful substances.

Cosetex gives value to discontinuous silk fiber recovering it from recycled materials deriving from previous manufacturing processes and destined for destruction as waste, thus ensuring their re-entry in a high value, traceable supply chain.

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actions taken

  • REACH (a European Union Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) – we implement its guidelines and follow the updates and additions as they are published.
  • Sustainability protocols: Studies, analysis and opportunities for implementation of sustainability protocols (Detox, Detox / Greenpeace, ZDHC, 4sustainability and other).
  • Various international protocols: studies, analysis and implementation opportunities.
  • Alkiphenols (AP), Ethoxylated Alkiphenols (APEO NPEO): Implementation of the “Near to Zero” internal protocol.
  • Traceability: Creation and implementation of a traceability system.
  • OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100: Completion of certification process.
  • TFashion: completion of certification process for certification of the Unioncamere supply chain.
  • Cruelty Free: providing insights regarding our product lines.
  • GRS (Global recycled Standard): Completion of certification process.
  • GOTS (Global Textile Standard): Completion of certification process.
  • Microplastic fiber free: Providing insights regarding our product lines and proving they are free from microplastic fibers.
  • Natural resources: Implementation of energy saving project, use of a solar power system and restriction on use of water resources.