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.
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.