The industrial culture of Taroni S.p.A. is centered on the refinement and innovation of industrial processes to satisfy the clients’ and customers’ requests of quality and creativity.
The challenge we are facing is the integration of sustainability values in the vision of Taroni S.p.A. and in the production processes. The elimination of all hazardous chemicals, without limiting the clients’ creativity or compromising on quality, is a difficult challenge that can only be faced by innovative companies which also adopt the best available technologies. Taroni S.p.A. is at the forefront in the search of solutions that reduce the environmental impact to offer its clients and customers the best environmental, social and transparency standards.
For this reason we decided to commit to the elimination of all hazardous chemicals, following the most rigorous current standards, those defined by Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign. On March 15, 2016 Taroni S.p.A. publicly committed to the Detox Campaign [see “link to the Detox commitment” at the bottom of the page] and the moral responsibility towards clients and customers to comply with it.
At the end of the Greenpeace Detox Campaign, Taroni S.p.A decided to continue its commitment by adopting the 4Sustainability Chemical Management protocol for the implementation of MRSL ZDHC.
In this area of our website we will give account of our progresses in the commitments.
Greenpeace Detox Campaign
The DETOX Commitment signed on March 15, 2016 was strategic in these years for Taroni. We are proud to have taken a leadership role in eliminating dangerous chemicals from the fashion supply chain.
We first believed that a production of “clean” fabrics and accessories was possible and we committed to achieving it when many were still skeptical. When some processes were technically possible only with the use of dangerous substances (Chromium VI, Heavy metals, Paracloroaniline…), we believed that the solutions would arise only at the achievement of a critical mass of demand, and we started to build it. We have welcomed the other companies that gradually joined and today many of those processes are possible without eco-toxicological risks.
We made a bet that was not within reach to everyone. We started from our production processes, we trained our people, carried out internal investigations, sensitized, involved and monitored our suppliers and we won the challenge.
Now we will not let our guard down, but we will continue to work to guarantee our customers, end consumers and the global community that even the most innovative requests on the market are met in compliance with the most stringent existing standards, represented not only by DETOX but also ZDHC and AFIRM.
We have also embarked on a path to improve the management of natural resources and waste, the other major challenge in the fashion world. Not only to ensure that the recycling of our products does not lead to contamination, but to preserve the availability of raw materials, clean water, and energy, for future generations.
You can read more about our DETOX commitment here.
An award for our efforts
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, at “The Green Carpet Fashion Awards”, in Piazza della Scala, “Italy put a spotlight on the people behind the scenes in the fashion industry, celebrating the talent of artisan mills and Italian innovation. Chopard has been working for many years on supporting and protecting the people in their supply chains – which made them a perfect partner to produce the awards (from Fairmined gold of course!)”.
These are the words of Livia Firth, Founder and Creative Director, Eco-Age.
“These awards are closely aligned with the values at Chopard, especially with the Journey to Sustainable Luxury and the celebration of the artisans involved in all levels of our supply chains. It was only right that the statuette should reflect the values.
During this event Taroni S.p.A. received the “Sustainable Producer” award, for the eco-sustainability criteria with which his fabrics are made, by the famous model Amber Valletta.
Taroni is the first and only textile manufacturer to have received this award for the first Oscar of Fashion.
Phase-out and elimination of PFC
Perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemical compounds (PFCs) are man-made substances widely used by industry for their non-stick and water-repellent properties. In the textile industry they are used to make water-repellent and stain-resistant textile and leather products. Tests show that many PFCs are difficult to dispose of because they persist in the environment and they can accumulate in tissues. Moreover, they can worsen pollution levels contaminating the food chain.
In line with the already undertaken DETOX Campaign, Taroni S.p.A. has chosen not to use PFC in most of its production processes and final products.
If you are interested in learning more about PFC and Taroni S.p.A. commitment to their elimination you can read here our declaration.