14 October 2022
PRACTICAL APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
The MIC case through the 4sustainability system
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE TEXTILE SUPPLY CHAIN BETWEEN PRESENT AND FUTURE
MIC Spa PROMOTER AND ORGANISER OF THE SEMINAR
"PRACTICAL APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION"
The MIC case through the 4sustainability® system
Sustainability is a much-discussed topic in the textile industry today, so much so that it has become a real priority and challenge involving all players in the supply chain. The textile sector, which represents one of Italy's excellences on the world market, is experiencing a real turning point, with major investments in research and development of new solutions under the banner of sustainability, the discovery of innovative fabrics, and new processing methods that respect the environment.
Precisely this and much more was discussed during the seminar organised by MIC Spa (parent company of the MIC Group) on 14 October at its corporate headquarters entitled: PRACTICAL APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION:, THE MIC CASE THROUGH THE 4SUSTAINABILITY® SYSTEM.
The meeting, in the presence of local institutions, promoted collaboration between brand and supply chain by investing in a common language and shared standards centred on data transparency and performance measurement to guarantee change.
In detail, we analysed the path of MIC Spa (Manifattura Italiana Cucirini), one of the leading companies in the production of yarns for the fashion and clothing world, which had already begun its work of reducing its environmental impact in the early days and has now decided to be even more incisive in its green turn by transforming its business model into a sustainable one through a structured and multidimensional framework.
In fact, the company has recently joined the 4sustainability® roadmap. A real path towards sustainability that will enable Manifattura Italiana Cucirini to be increasingly compliant with the MRSL ZDHC and with specific SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), guaranteeing better water quality, a decrease in water and energy consumption and a reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, improving partnerships with specialised companies.
Many topics were developed and discussed, including Chemical Management, Materials and Certifications, responsible processes and protocols implemented at MIC, related certifications, traceability, and finally the next steps to be taken for an increasingly sustainable textile supply chain.
Four speakers were present:
• Elisa Gavazza, Southern Europe Director ZDHC
• Chiara Ferrero Analyst and reporting manager Textile Exchange
• Francesca Rulli CEO and Founder Process Factory
• Tommaso Cumerlato CSO Shareholder MIC Spa
Thanks to the presence of these industry experts and a large audience of Italian fashion manufacturing companies, it was possible to establish a fruitful, in-depth dialogue on topics of common interest.
A meeting under the banner of constructive innovation to develop and implement an increasingly green and circular approach.
The event held at the MIC was a wonderful opportunity for brands and producers to meet, fostering dialogue both during the panel discussion and at other times of the day.
The event was hosted by the young people from the Fondazione Più di un Sogno, a local organisation based in Zevio (VR), which operates dynamically in supportive contexts, realising care projects centred on the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities, with which MIC SpA has been collaborating over the years.
The garments from Alessio Berto's Indigo Eden collection, whose yarn used was supplied by MIC, served as a backdrop and accompanied some of the day's events, showing a practical example of responsible production from conception, choice of materials, responsible water use and, of course, unique design.