Since 2017, Maglificio Pini has been a Re-Verso partner: we believe in respecting the environment and the conscious use of resources, a commitment that is renewed day after day.

In 2019, 480,000 tons of textile waste was produced in Italy alone: while 30 percent of this comes from end consumers, as much as 50 percent comes from the manufacturing industry. Of the total, just under half, 46%, is involved in the recycling process. These numbers are presented by Re-Verso, the brand that aims to create a circular economy system for high-quality wool and cashmere, 100% Made in Italy, combining science, technology and an ethical approach.

Maglificio Pini has been part of Re-Verso since 2017 because, as we had the opportunity to reflect in occasion of Cop 26 in Glasgow, the issue of sustainability in fashion is more urgent and essential than ever. Thus, the approach to sustainable use of resources, from raw materials to energy, to the use of yarns, to the progressive elimination of waste today more than ever is a theme that accompanies us in our daily activities. In short, being part of an integrated and evolved supply chain contributes in concrete terms to a better future.
In recent years, our research focuses on the recovery and reuse of recycled natural yarns as well as, a new feature, synthetic blends. In particular, as we anticipated, Re-Verso focuses on processing scraps from wool and cashmere. These are carefully selected, with the goal of recovering as much material as possible, and transformed into yarns and fabrics, a new resource with a new life ahead of it.
Recycling takes place in three different ways, depending on the nature of the waste and its intended use: it can be mechanical, with melt spinning, or chemical, with depolymerization. Garments and yarns can be recycled several times; an essential feature is that they are 100% pure, i.e., composed of only cashmere or only wool.

As of January 2022, textile recycling in Italy is mandatory, and the goal within the EU is to extend this obligation to all members of the union by 2025. This is a first step toward a goal that still seems ambitious, but it is an important step in the direction of corporate responsibility.
Finally, an important theme is having a broad vision, which from respect toward the environment focuses on the individual. According to the Fashion Transparency Index, for example, transparency in communication should cover not only a concrete commitment to sustainability but also values such as equality and inclusiveness, embracing every activity in the supply chain and also considering the human resource as central to ethical commitment.

We recommend and their Instagram page for an in-depth look at Re-Verso’s values and activities; instead, we are available to tell you about our commitment to new and sustainable fashion: you can write to us at our email address.