Textile manufacturing over the years has focused on the theme of eco-sustainability. Already by mid-2015 it had started a course of action to ensure the traceability of the finished product (starting from raw materials and ending with the processing), implementing a system of chemical substance management in production, according to the 4sustainability protocol (http://www.4sustainability.it).
Sensitive for nature
More specifically, MTR adopted its own PRSL [Product Restricted Substances List] and its own MRSL [Manufacturing Restricted Substances List] (conforming to the ZDHC [Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals] standard), with a perspective of continuous improvement until reaching of the shared DETOX OBJECTIVES. In January 2016 it decided to invest time and money, hiring a professional with the job title of CHEMICAL MANAGER. The professional duties of the CHEMICAL MANAGER involve overseeing correct maintenance of the chemical substances management system including, among other aspects, the compliance of suppliers of raw materials and of processes defined as being of risk.
The CM uses a PRSL which establishes the tolerance of the chemical substances permitted in raw materials and in the finished products and a MRSL that establishes the tolerance limits in substances used during the production process including spinning, dyeing and then finishing. The current supply chain was qualified through a methodical program of tests on raw materials, semi-finished and finished products and on the chemicals used. Each process and supplier we work with has adopted our commitment, assuming the responsibility with us of taking this very important project forwards. Each new supplier and/or process is subjected to a procedure of qualification through which the chemical manager and thus the company evaluate and accept their entry into their chain or not Thanks to this demanding and expensive work we are able to ensure that our finished fabrics respect the parameters contained in our PRSL and are produced in compliance with the ZDHC mrsl, and in many cases already comply with the tolerance limits imposed by the DETOX program.
Manifattura tessile risaliti places great emphasis on the origin and production of the raw materials used to produce its fabrics, purchasing from companies that operate in full compliance with the work ethics, with current regulations, that respect the compliance of contracts and the safeguarding of rights of the workforce used as well as ensuring the suitability of the environments and the conditions in which the animals live which are used to produce the precious fibres employed.
With regard to wool FIBRES, MTR uses for the production of its items extremely fine wools originating from Australia, South African and New Zealand. As is well known in South Africa where the PRACTICE of MUSELING has never been APPLIED, the average fineness of the fibres is higher. Only a restricted part of the quantity of this origin successfully meets the requirements of MTR.
MTR & Pantex
mtr and pantex
MTR has always purchased the first choices of wool selected by the company PANTEX spa of BIELLA, with which it secured a recent new agreement under which pantex will select and give priority to MTR for the finer batches that it will be able to acquire in South Africa and will select the best NM batches from Australia and New Zealand. Pantex spa in fact purchases wools from the afore-mentioned suppliers and, in particular regarding Australian wools, it pays close attention to those from breeders that adhere to the National Wool Declaration.
IN THIS MANNER MTR WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER ITS MORE IMPORTANT AND MORE AVANT-GARDE CUSTOMERS NM-ORIGIN CERTIFIED PRODUCTION.
The reality an increasing number of consumers believe that sustainability is a key value in their purchasing choices, and this company (PANTEX spa), similar to MTR, places the utmost importance on animal welfare in the supply of animal fibres, as well as on environmental and social aspects. Where possible these companies use wools certified with recognised international standards and avoid the use of animal fibres from endangered species. Left, Giuseppe Risaliti owner of MTR, right, the IWTO (INTERNATIONAL WOOL TEXTILE ORGANISATION) vice president and owner of the company Pantex, Piercarlo Zedda.