Being 'Responsible today for a sustainable future,' according to Riri, entails thinking forward and making a genuine effort to incorporate sustainability into operational decisions, even though it involves more management challenges and requires improvements outside of one's comfort zone, which is the culmination of years of experiences and processes. As a result, Riri Group has become the first company in the fashion accessories industry to use recycled polyester as a manufacturing standard for its zip range.
This achievement is yet another important step forward in the Swiss-Italian group's sustainability journey, which began in the 1990s. This move is in line with the company's green strategy, which involves a commitment to future-oriented innovation, as well as a commitment to protecting natural resources and enhancing the traceability and transparency of both products and processes, all within a context that aims to reinvent social and economic models.
Riri's tagline "excellence in details" has been renamed "sustainability in details," reflecting a willingness to work with a business that prioritizes sustainability.
On a quantitative basis, using recycled polyester as a manufacturing norm for the zip range would make a substantial contribution to sustainability.
In reality, the company will reduce emissions from polyester purchases by 32 percent, resulting in a 3 percent reduction in carbon footprint for zip manufacturing. As a result, 460,000 kg of CO2 is saved each year, equivalent to 169 round-trip flights from Geneva to New York.
Riri's relentless dedication to selecting suppliers that follow the industry's international requirements is reflected in the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification of all recycled polyester. Pre-consumer (20%) and post-consumer polyester fibers are used to produce the recycled polyester used in zip tapes (80 percent ).
According to Textile Exchange, a significant contribution is made against the target of growing global use of recycled polyester from 14 percent to 20 percent by 2030.
This choice demonstrates the company's ability to create goods that are environmentally conscious while maintaining durability, reliability, and the visual taste that the fashion world demands.
Indeed, Riri launched the first recycled polyester tape in 2013 and has gradually expanded its use of GRS-certified recycled polyester derived from recycled materials since then.
The CEO of Riri Group, Renato Usoni states that they are proud of this move and the impact it has on sustainability as well as the cultural shift in how they view product creation and improvement. He added that their creativity is the culmination of a never-ending quest for low-impact products, an approach that has been the bedrock of their branding for many years, but is now being re-energized to make another move forward.
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