Angelo Vasino is one of the founders
of Slow Fiber network.
The project is based on the experience of the Slow Food movement and aims to bring and apply the same principles and values to the textile world. First and foremost, to create transparency and an intelligent roadmap for the textile sector and the hundreds of small and medium-sized enterprises in the supply chain that are working every day to free themselves from certifications and barriers to innovative fibres in order to create beautiful/healthy/clean/durable products.
Irresponsible and unbridled consumerism, individual freedom and the pleasure of appearing before being have made textiles the second most polluting factor on our planet.
HERE ARE THE VALUES
OF THIS INITIATIVE
To ensure the well-being of who wears a garment.
Compliance with the EU ‘REACH’ and ‘ZDHC Regulations
Control and management of the chemicals substances used.
As a real expression of the cultural and social context of where we live.
Company history background
Connection and rootedness in the territory of origin
Corporate mission dedicated to sustainability
To reduce the environmental impact of production processes as much as possible.
Traceability of the supply chain
Use of energy from renewable sources
Possess of environmental certifications
Implementation of eco-design criteria and circular economy projects, upcycling, …
Respect for the rights and dignity of the workers involved in its implementation, enhancement of their traditional skills and knowledge.
Occupational Health and Safety Management System written and validated by the governing bodies
Presence of a training plan and policy identifying training needs
Balance of representation by gender and age group among the governing bodies
In order to extend the useful life of the products, limit waste and waste production.
High product quality and durability, also demonstrated by certifications of the finished product and raw materials
The existence of a quality management system
Implementation/maintenance of a multi-year strategic sustainability plan