Since it entered into common usage, the concept of “Sustainability” has taken on many meanings and interpretations, applied from time to time to various reference contexts.
For many years now, the topic of ecology has been increasingly integrated into global political strategies due to problems related to global crises, the destruction of natural resources, global warming and overcrowding, the scarcity of raw materials, the toxicity of many industrial products, air and water pollution and the disposal of waste.
For all these reasons, in recent times, the textile sector has attracted heavy criticism for its environmental impact and its manufacturing and consumer processes, both as regards the environment and its workers’ health.
Some time ago, at Tessitura Carlo Bassetti S.p.a., we decided to limit the environmental impact of our business as much as possible, by designing and manufacturing textiles that, because of the raw materials used and the way they are processed, guarantee that end consumers receive a sustainable product.
All this has translated into us being awarded the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for our collection and subsequently the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), thanks to a line of organic cotton and linen articles.
Energy efficiency is an equally crucial issue, both in terms of production processes, thanks to the use of latest-generation looms, and levels of energy consumption. In fact, at Tessitura Carlo Bassetti S.p.a., we not only use 100% renewable energy but in turn, thanks to one of our group’s subsidiaries, we are also a producer of renewable energy.
It is not fine words, but hard facts that make the difference towards a better future.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent and uniform international control and certification system for raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, that is used in the textile sector at all levels of processing, and can also be used for accessory materials, and allows those products that do not present any risk to the health of the consumer to be identified.
OEKO-TEX® checks of toxic substances are mainly designed by considering the intended use of the fabrics and materials. The more intense the contact of a product with the skin, and the more sensitive it is, the more stringent the human-ecological requirements to be met are. Tessitura Carlo Bassetti Spa has achieved certification for Product Class II: Articles used in contact with the skin (underwear, bed linen, t-shirts, socks, etc.).
For details about the validity of the oeko-tex certification, please refer to the information shown on the shipping documents. Only in cases where the shipping documents display: “article certificate oeko-tex” can the certification be considered valid.
For more details and information, please contact our sales offices.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD
The use of natural organic fibres, process tracking throughout the production chain and the adoption of sustainable procedures has led to the formalisation of the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) international standard.
GOTS allows the production and promotion of environmentally friendly textile products and workers’ fundamental social rights.
GLOBAL RECYCLE STANDARD
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certifies products obtained from recycled materials and manufacturing processes. It promotes products made with recycled materials, in compliance with environmental and social criteria which extend to all stages of our production chain.
BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE
BCI: Better Cotton Initiative is an association no profit of manufacturers, farmers and intermediaries throughout the world, born to make the global cotton production, for the people who produce it, better for the environment and for the future of the sector allowing to reduce the use of pesticides and water.
Tessitura Carlo Bassetti decided to join this initiative with enthusiasm to leave the future generations a better environment in which grow and work.
European Flax certifies the 100% European origin of linen fiber and respect for the environment according to the three key principles: zero irrigation, zero GMO, zero waste.