Angela Maria Marchetti - ‘I Am Bambù’

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INTERVIEW WITH Angela Maria Marchetti
(Founder and Chairperson of the fashion firm ‘I Am Bambù’)      
 

“PRODUCING TEXTILE ITEMS FROM BAMBOO…

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The textile industry (the fashion industry) is one of the most profitable and at the same time polluting industries of the Earth. Its annual turnover is 1,500 billion euros and it produces over one billion clothes per year. And the projections are clear…With a 63% increase in the textile production by 2030, it is obvious that this sector will have an ever-greater impact on the environment and on the Earth ecosystem. In this perspective, various initiatives are emerging: they conceive production and consumption processes in a rather different way. One of these is ‘I Am Bambù,’ an eco-friendly fashion brand that uses bamboo fibres to pack eco-friendly garments. How the idea of creating garments from bamboo fibres came out? Why bamboo and not other eco-sustainable crops? Is a particular know how needed? What is the Cycle Certification? Angela Maria Marchetti, founder of 'I AM BAMBÙ,' answered to these and other questions.

Gianpiero Tessitore (Vegea)

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INTERVIEW WITH Gianpiero Tessitore
(Founder of the eco-sustainable fashion company ‘Vegea’)      
 

“PRODUCING ECO-SUSTAINABLE AND VEGETABLE LEATHER FROM MARC OF GRAPES…

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The textile industry (the fashion industry) is one of the most profitable and at the same time polluting industries of the Earth. Its annual turnover is 1,500 billion euros and it produces over one billion clothes per year. And the projections are clear…With a 63% increase in the textile production by 2030, it is obvious that this sector will have an ever-greater impact on the environment and on the Earth ecosystem. In this perspective, various initiatives are emerging: they conceive production and consumption processes in a rather different way. One of these is VEGEA, an eco-sustainable company that produces innovative vegetable materials through the transformation of fibres contained grape’s byproducts in leather and ecological animal-free materials. How was VEGEA born? Why use an alternative business model? How important is for companies to follow an eco-sustainable model? Can circular economy models meet the global demand for clothing? Gianpiero Tessitore, founder of VEGEA, answered these and other questions.  

Roberta Gentile ‘TU&TU’

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INTERVIEW WITH Roberta Gentile
(Founder and Chairperson of the eco-sustainable textile company ‘TU&TU’)      
 

“PRODUCING ECO-SUSTAINABLE AND CRUELTY-FREE TEXTILE ITEMS IS POSSIBLE AND DESIRABLE…

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The textile industry (the fashion industry) is one of the most profitable and at the same time polluting industries of the Earth. Its annual turnover is 1,500 billion euros and it produces over one billion clothes per year. And the projections are clear…With a 63% increase in the textile production by 2030, it is obvious that this sector will have an ever-greater impact on the environment and on the Earth ecosystem. In this perspective, various initiatives are emerging: they conceive production and consumption processes in a rather different way. One of these is TU & TU, an eco-friendly fashion brand that uses only Fair Trade natural fibers with the least environmental impact (certified cotton and flax, bamboo, hemp, algae, soybean proteins, eco-microfibers, padding from recycled plastics). What kind of benefits involves producing eco-friendly garments? Can textile items be completely free from animal fabrics? Why should sustainability increase in the textile industry? Why should consumers and companies ted towards eco-sustainable fashion? Roberta Gentile, founder of 'TU & TU,' answered these and other questions.

Manuela De Sanctis ‘Rétro eco à porter’

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INTERVIEW WITH Manuela De Sanctis
(Founder of the eco-sustainable fashion company ‘Rétro eco à porter’)      
 

“PRODUCING ECO-SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE ITEMS FROM ECO-SUSTAINABLE ‘ORGANIC’ NATURAL FIBRES

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The textile industry (the fashion industry) is one of the most profitable and at the same time polluting industries of the Earth. Its annual turnover is 1,500 billion euros and it produces over one billion clothes per year. And the projections are clear…With a 63% increase in the textile production by 2030, it is obvious that this sector will have an ever-greater impact on the environment and on the Earth ecosystem. In this perspective, various initiatives are emerging: they conceive production and consumption processes in a rather different way. One of these is Rétro eco à porter, an eco-sustainable fashion brand that uses organic and eco-friendly fabrics (mainly bamboo, organic cotton, organic wool) and non-toxic dyes to produce handcrafted elegant, modern and durable dresses. How does the idea of Rétro eco à porter was born? What are the advantages of ecological fibres? How can sustainability in the fashion industry be increased? Manuela De Sanctis, founder of RÉTRO ECO À PORTER, answered to these and other questions.  

Daniel Sperandio (Re-Bello)

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INTERVIEW WITH Daniel Sperandio   
(Co-founder of ‘Re-Bello’)

“PRODUCING ECO-SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE ITEMS FROM EUCALYPTUS AND BEECH-WOOD"

The textile industry (the fashion industry) is one of the most profitable and at the same time polluting industries of the Earth. Its annual turnover is 1,500 billion euros and it produces over one billion clothes per year. And the projections are clear…With a 63% increase in the textile production by 2030, it is obvious that this sector will have an ever-greater impact on the environment and on the Earth ecosystem. In this perspective, various initiatives are emerging: they conceive production and consumption processes in a rather different way. One of these is RE-BELLO, an eco-friendly fashion brand that produces innovative and stylish clothing with natural low environmental impact fabrics and by eco-sustainable productive processes. How was the idea of Re-Bello born? Why use natural fibres in textile production? Are they equally profitable? How create and run an eco-sustainable textile company? Daniel Sperandio, co-founder of RE-BELLO, answered to these and other questions.