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ABOUT WOOL

                         WOOL IS A BIODEGRADABLE NATURAL FIBER WHICH COMES FROM SHEEP IN A 9000 YEAR LONG TRADITION OF FABRIC MANUFACTURING. WOOL IS NATURALLY WATER-RESISTANT, CRIMPED AND ELASTIC. OUR WOOL COMES FROM NEW ZEALAND WHICH IS A COUNTRY WITH STRICT ANIMAL RIGHTS LAWS. THE WOOL IS HARVESTED FROM THE SHEEP ANIMAL-CRUELTY FREE.






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ABOUT ZQWOOL

                         SUSTAINABLE, ETHICAL, TRACEABLE, ZQ IS THE WORLD'S LEADING ETHICAL WOOL BRAND. ZQWOOL SOURCES ARE COMMITTED TO ANIMAL WELFARE, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, QUALITY OF FIBER, TRACEABILITY TO SOURCE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. ZQ IS THE 'ZEN BALANCE' BETWEEN IQ AND EQ. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CREATE A BETTER WAY OF FARMING. EQUALLY IMPORTANT ARE THE CONNECTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR LAND, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE. ZQ IS A COMBINATION OF THESE ASPECTS.






RECYCLED CASHMERE

                         RE.VERSO™ IS THE TRADEMARK OF A NEW, TOTALLY TRACEABLE AND TRANSPARENT, ITALIAN TEXTILE SYSTEM. IT IS A FULLY INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN THAT ALLOWS THE CREATION OF UNIQUE AND HIGHLY VALUABLE MATERIALS. THIS SUPPLY CHAIN IS BASED ON VIRGIN PRE-CONSUMER WOOL AND CASHMERE CLIPPINGS SUPPLIED BY THE BEST ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS AND PRODUCERS OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY. THIS SYSTEM ALLOWS GREAT SAVINGS IN TERMS OF ENERGY (-82%), WATER CONSUMPTION (-92%), AND CO2 EMISSIONS (-97%), AS CERTIFIED BY THE LCA (LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT) DONE BY PRIMA Q (DATA IS RELATED TO CASHMERE). THE SYSTEM IS CERTIFIED AS A GLOBAL RECYCLING STANDARD (GRS), ISO 9001 AND SA8000.









ABOUT COTTON

                         COTTON IS A SOFT, FLUFFY STAPLE FIBER THAT GROWS IN A BOLL WHICH IS A KIND OF PROTECTIVE CASE AROUND THE SEEDS. THE PLANT IS A SHRUB NATIVE TO TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THE FIBER IS MOST OFTEN SPUN INTO YARN OR THREAD TO MAKE A SOFT, BREATHABLE AND DURABLE TEXTILE GOING BACK TO 5500 BC. COTTON IS A NATURAL 100% BIODEGRADABLE FIBER.

ABOUT OUR COTTON FROM JAPAN
                       WE BUY 100% ORGANIC COTTON FROM JAPANESE MILLS THAT IN TURN SOURCE THEIR RAW MATERIALS FROM INDIA, PERU, BRAZIL AND SWITZERLAND. ALL PRODUCTION IS DONE THROUGH ORGANIC FARMING METHODS WITH NO CHILD LABOR NOR EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS IN THESE COUNTRIES. ALL THE PROCESSES ARE EXAMINED AND GIVEN CERTIFICATIONS BY INTERNATIONAL THIRD-PARTY CERTIFYING INSTITUTIONS.

"WE BELIEVE IN COMMITTING TO A LONG-TERM PURCHASING RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL PARTNERS PROVIDES STABLE SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMS FROM THE ORGANIC COTTON TRADE AND STRENGTHENS THEIR LIVELIHOOD." (QUOTE, PANOCO TRADING)

ABOUT GREEN COTTON
                         GREEN COTTON MEANS THAT THE COTTON IS UNPROCESSED AND UNWASHED; NO BLEACHES, DYES, CHEMICALS, NOR FUNGICIDES ARE USED. IT IS COMPLETELY RAW AND HAS A NATURAL AROMA WHICH DISSIPATES OVER TIME.





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ABOUT TENCEL

                         TENCEL ™ CELLULOSIC FIBERS OF BOTANIC ORIGIN SET A NEW STANDARD OF SUSTAINABILITY AND NATURAL COMFORT. TENCEL ™ BRANDED LYOCELL AND MODAL FIBERS HELP TO MAINTAIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE BY BEING INTEGRATED INTO NATURE'S CYCLE:

1. THE FIBERS ORIGINATE FROM THE RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS WOOD CREATED BY PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
2. THE CERTIFIED BIO-BASED FIBERS ARE MANUFACTURED IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION PROCESS.
3. THE STANDARD FIBERS ARE CERTIFIED AS COMPOSTABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE AND THUS CAN FULLY REVERT BACK TO NATURE.







ABOUT PLANT BASED NYLON

                         PLANT BASED NYLON IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO FOSSIL FUEL BASED NYLON PROVIDING THE SAME PROPERTIES. IT IS THE NEW FRONTIER OF FABRIC ENGINEERING. THE BIOPOLYMER AT THE BASE OF THE YARN IS PRODUCED FROM CASTOR OIL BEAN CROPS THAT GROW IN ARID AREAS NOT INTENDED FOR THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR. THIS CROP THEREFORE, DOES NOT IMPACT THE HUMAN AND ANIMAL FOOD CHAIN. THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND INTRINSIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCT, COMBINED WITH THE MILL'S EXPERIENCE IN ALL PHASES OF LOW-CONSUMPTION SPINNING AND DYING, ENSURE COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE IN FULL RESPECT OF THE ECOSYSTEM. THE FABRIC IS DECOMPOSABLE.







ABOUT LINEN

                         LINEN TEXTILES APPEAR TO BE ONE OF THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD GOING BACK MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS. LINEN IS A TEXTILE MADE FROM THE FIBERS OF THE FLAX PLANT. IT IS VERY STRONG, ABSORBENT AND DRIES FASTER THAN COTTON. BECAUSE OF THESE PROPERTIES, LINEN IS COMFORTABLE TO WEAR IN HOT CLIMATES AND IS VALUED IN THE USE OF OUR GARMENTS. LINEN FABRIC FEELS COOL TO THE TOUCH BUT ITS LACK OF ELASTICITY MAKES IT EASY TO WRINKLE. IT GETS SOFTER THE MORE IT IS WASHED. LINEN IS 100% ORGANIC AND THEREFORE BIODEGRADABLE.







ABOUT HEMP

                         HEMP HAS BEEN SPUN INTO USABLE TEXTILES FOR 50.000 YEARS. THE BAST FIBER CAN BE USED TO MAKE TEXTILES THAT ARE 100% HEMP, BUT THEY ARE COMMONLY BLENDED WITH OTHER FIBERS SUCH AS FLAX, COTTON OR SILK TO MAKE A WOVEN FABRIC THAT IS SOFTER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. HEMP WAS ALSO COMMONLY USED TO MAKE SAIL CANVAS. THE WORD 'CANVAS' IS DERIVED FROM THE WORD CANNABIS. HEMP, TOGETHER WITH BAMBOO, IS THE FASTEST GROWING PLANT IN THE WORLD AND THEREFORE A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL. IT IS CLASSIFIED UNDER THE GREEN CATEGORY OF BUILDING DESIGN, PRIMARILY DUE TO ITS POSITIVE EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT. A FEW OF ITS BENEFITS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE SUPPRESSION OF WEED GROWTH, ANTI-EROSION, RECLAMATION PROPERTIES AND THE ABILITY TO DRAIN SOIL OF POISONOUS SUBSTANCES AND HEAVY METALS.






ABOUT LCA

                         LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT. "THERE CAN BE NO SUSTAINABILITY IF THERE IS NO SERIOUS MEASUREMENT OF IMPACTS: THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SET UP A PATH OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN FULL TRANSPARENCY" - FILPUCCI S.P.A






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