Responsibility at ZEROBARRACENTO
Sustainability & Zero-Waste Design
At ZEROBARRACENTO sustainability has been at the core of the brand since the beginning through our design mission. From that, we continuously expand our attention into a traced supply chain, careful selection of sustainable materials and eco-packaging. As a small brand we hold the highest control over our suppliers.
In each collection, the patterns are developed according to a zero - waste pattern making, an innovative design technique that allows to use the fabric in its entirety, with no waste at the design stage of a garment, which is usually around 15%.
The thrilling research of sustainable materials is combined with the choice to include selvedges in the models as an aesthetic plus and no other kind of accessories: no buttons, zippers and hooks. Just a very few seams.
This is the challenge of ZEROBARRACENTO: to be able to combine zero-waste pattern making with the feeling, the aesthetics and the wearability of a luxury item… thus achieving excellence in quality, without compromising the sustainability aspect.
Our mindful manufacturing means choosing factories that are near the raw materials so there’s less traveling involved. We also choose our suppliers based on the regions and cities we know that hold most expertise in working with sustainable materials; for example for our organic and recycled wools we chose Biella and Prato districts.
We have made our commitment to The Sustainability Pledge from UNECE, to improve sustainable and ethical practices in the garment and footwear sector and support the transition to a less wasteful and more circular economy.
SUSTAINABLE BRAND PLATFORM assists brands to evaluate their sustainability performance guaranteed by blockchain technology.
ZEROBARRACENTO has been rated as a sustainable brand and is part of Sustainable Brand Platform community.
We make use of innovative and sustainable materials that have less impact on the planet. Some of them are:
Re.VerSo™ - is a new production process that bridges science and technology to create high-quality wool, baby camel and cashmere. 100% Made in Italy it is made by recovered textile waste handpicked from various brands and their linked factories.
Certifications: GRS (Global Recycled Standard)
Newlife™ - a unique and certified yarn engineered from 100% post-consumer bottles sourced, processed and spun into yarn exclusively made in Italy.
Certifications: Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, GRS (Global Recycled Standard)
Bemberg™ - Fil rouge of our collections is the precious electric blue lining 100% Bemberg™ BY Asahi Kasei and the cupro fiber selected by Brunello for the lining. Bemberg™ is a matchless and antistatic material, with a unique and precious touch and feel. Made from cotton linters bio-utility waste, it is biodegradable at its end of life and it has eco-toxicity certification by lnnovhubSSI.
Certifications: GRS (Global Recycled Standard), OEKO-TEX®️ Standard 100 and Eco-Mark.
Our packaging is made of compostable mailers, eco-friendly tissues and stickers.
The compostable mailers are made from a combination of PBAT, a bio-based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular field corn and wheat straw. These are certified and incredibly low-impact resources.
Both the tissues and stickers are FSC Certified, acid free and made with soy based inks. You can read more about them here.
List of Suppliers
Name: A.Stelloni Collection by Mapel S.p.A.
Description: Historic textile brand from Prato, specialized in the woven carded wool fabrics for menswear/ladieswear especially jacket and coat, acquired recently by Mapel Spa. A competitive industrial reality, increasingly engaged in research and development.
Certifications: GRS (Global Recycled Standard)
Name: Brunello S.p.A.
Description: Since 1927 Brunello spreads Italian excellence all over the world through the processing of artificial textile fibers. They are committed to creating fabrics and linings proudly made in Italy, which are synonymous with excellence, sustainability and traceability.
Certifications: Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, FSC®, GRS (Global Recycled Standard), TF (Traceability & Fashion)
Name: Gianni Crespi foderami
Description: specializes in the manufacture of linings for high quality clothing. They are a vertically organized to directly control all production steps in order to achieve high levels of quality of service and product.
Certifications: Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, FSC®, GRS (Global Recycled Standard)
Name: Gruppocinque S.p.A.
Description: Founded in 1996, Gruppocinque is a textile company from the Como area, which has established itself as a leading manufacturer of shuttle-woven, yarn-dyed, plain and jacquard fabrics of the highest quality, 100% Made in Italy and fashion oriented through the exploration and application of new-generation, eco-innovative materials.
Name: Lanificio Zignone S.p.A.
Description: Zone Collection, first in the world made with certified organic wool fiber ICEA, Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale. A GOTS certified traceable organic wool from Argentina and Australia, verified mulesing-free. The organic wool comes from animals who were not treated with hormones, steroids, antibiotics, vaccines and nutrition is free from pesticides, chemicals, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.
Certifications: GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
Description: Cikis is an independent platform that analyzes the sustainability of fashion brands through the supply chain and helps them improve and communicate their impact. They provide our brand with a sustainability passport.
Name: C.L.A.S.S. Eco Hub
Description: the global platform whose mission is to provide the strategic tools to trigger change and to grow both in responsibility and competitiveness. Their SMART SHOP is the inspirational e-shop for sustainable ingredients.