Sustainability

We believe in simplicity, passion, courage and the respect for Nature. These are fundamental values that have to be passed on to future generations. We owe to them to do everything possible to preserve our planet, never forgetting that Nature is perfect and nothing is truly ever lost.

(Francescatto Family)

OUR VALUES AND COMMITMENT AS A RESPONSIBLE COMPANY

MED1984 is a family owned company whose work ethic has always placed great value on respect towards people and the environment. MED1994 is a family owned company whose work ethic has always placed great value on respect towards people and the environment. MED1994’s “GREEN” project comes from the need to respond to the increasing demand for concrete answers for eco-sustainable solutions tied to the concept of luxury. “Sustainable luxury” is based foremost on the principle of respect for our planet, through specific actions that will one day allow us to pass it on as inheritance to future generations. We have set forth on a journey to a circular economy led by ethical principles and the rediscovery of social RESPONSIBILITY, through research and development in full transparency.

OUR WORK FOR A RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT

Our final destination may yet be far away, but every action we take brings us a step closer to a better future for our company and future generations. Ours is a voyage centered on a commitment to protect and preserve planet Earth as it is she who yields our raw materials. We operate according to laws of conformity and apply industrially verified procedures and standards. Responsibility means transparency in every phase of our work: from the purchase of raw materials to clear-cut commercial procedures. All materials generate different social and environmental impacts, therefore we look for multiple standards and certifications for each material to make certain that all key problems are dealt with correctly.

CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAINS

In their statements about the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), companies express their commitment to having a responsible feather and down supply chain and ensuring that the materials are traceable.
RDS is an independent global standard that was developed and revised with the input of animal welfare groups.

Assopiuma is the Italian association of feather and down processing companies. The Assopiuma association guarantees that the information provided on labels about the composition and processing of filling materials is correct and accurate, in accordance with the health and hygiene regulations in force (European Standard EN 12934).

Notarbartolo & Gervasi. EUROPEAN PATENT AND TRADEMARK ATTORNEYS. Founded in 1963, this Italian consultancy firm specializes in industrial property management in every country in the world.

In order to display the Downpass standard, companies must check and monitor their filling material supply chains and preserve full tracking details of every batch of materials so that they can certify that their products are not made using down and feathers from live or mistreated animals.

The idea is to have sustainability is based on a “circular economy” through certifications such as GRS (Global RECYCLED STANDARD) whose goal is to reduce the use of resources (“virgin” raw materials, water and energy) and increase the quality of recycled products. Recycled polyester spun into thread, despite it’s synthetic origins can be considered one of the most sustainable fibres due to it’s potential characteristics. This means that a plastic bottle can be recycled into filling which then in turn can be newly recycled into a plastic bottle and so on giving it a SECOND LIFE and creating a circular economy.

ORGANIC SILK means respect for the traditional production of silk where the exploitation and killing of silkworms, boiled alive in hot water before they can fly away as butterflies, isn’t permitted. In NON-ORGANIC productions for every kilogram of silk produced 2000-3000 silkworms are killed. In this kind of production, hormones are often used to slow down the silkworms’ natural growth process so as to obtain bigger cocoons before the butterfly develops. The NON-ORGANIC productive cycle commonly uses pesticides, fertilizers, coloring agents, softeners and chemical repellants that then come into contact with our skin through the clothes we wear.

The European Down and Feather Association (EDFA) brings together feather and down producers and processing companies from across Europe.

This mark shows that all of our goose down products are suitable for people who are allergic to house dust. Down is not an ideal habitat for dust mites and we wash and sterilize our down at 140°C in accordance with European regulations. In addition to the down, the dense weave of the down-proof cotton gives greater protection against dust mites, which are unable to penetrate the material.

The OEKO-TEX certificate guarantees that all parts of products are made without the use of substances that are harmful to human health.

The International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB) is the international trade association of the down/feather industry.

A medical device is defined as any instrument, apparatus, appliance, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, intended by its manufacturer to be used for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, or alleviation of disease. In order to be defined as such, medical devices must be included in an official government or ministry of health database.

This certification guarantees the correct management of forests and traceability of all products derived from it. The FSC logo ensures that the products made from these raw materials follow two principle standards: forest management and chain of custody.
The label FSC Recycled indicates that the wood and paper used in this product come from recycled materials.

The bamboo plant is an evergreen. From it we can obtain bamboo fibers that can be used in the textile industry. Bamboo is an artificial viscose but with natural origins. With it you can produce fibers that are very light, soft, resistant, antimicrobial, antibacterial and breathable. These fibers are capable of absorbing the humidity released by our bodies and maintain a constant body temperature in both summer and winter. The bamboo plant requires 1/3 less water than cotton and, not having natural parasites, can be cultivated without the use of chemical substances such as pesticides. As a result it has the appellative “natural organic cultivation”.