Sustainability

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Good for the environment

Good for people

Good for the skin

We want to reduce the impact of fashion on the environment

The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world and plagues our Earth with problems of overconsumption, water pollution, intensive use of chemicals and disproportionate exploitation of natural resources. Unsustainable practices in the fashion industry have major impacts on social and environmental development indicators. Without major changes in production processes and consumption patterns, the social and environmental costs of the industry will continue to rise. A new and more sustainable way of thinking about consumption and production is therefore needed. That is why in CASAGiN we believe in a new way forward a circular economyi.e. an economy that looks more closely at valuing raw materials and paying more attention to each stage of the value chain. To do this, we focus on knowledge and awareness.

Nowadays we talk more and more about sustainability, but what is sustainability? What does it mean to produce a sustainable garment? According to CASAGiN, sustainability is nothing more than respect for those who will come after us, trying to meet the needs of those who are here today without compromising the ability of those who will come tomorrow to meet their own needs. And how does a product become sustainable? What does a company do to make itself sustainable? We don't know what companies in the world actually do, but we will explain what is important to us at CASAGiN and what we do to try to leave a better planet for those who will come after us.

GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

All the products in our lines are made in ItalyThe laboratories we work with are no more than 70 km from our headquarters. This allows us to considerably reduce CO2 emissions compared to companies with production abroad, which have to transport raw materials and finished products from one continent to another.

The forests used to obtain the fibres we use are managed sustainably: the trees do not need artificial irrigation to grow and this system also stabilises the water balance, preventing flooding but also water shortages when rainfall is rare. Every year, this system allows us to grow 10,000 more cubic metres of wood than we take in.

The fibres we use for the beachwear line, which are needed for more technical garments, are derived from plastics: in this case we start from waste to give life to new fibres. Thanks to the support of numerous resources and associations, fishing nets and plastics abandoned in the oceans are recovered; through these initiatives, in addition to cleaning the oceans of these materials, numerous animal species that would otherwise be victims of this pollution are saved.

IT'S GOOD FOR PEOPLE

All the raw materials we use are sourced from companies with stringent control certifications and global codes of conduct, ensuring compliance with high standards of health, safety, human rights, environmental protection, ethical principles and management practices.

To manufacture our products we employ the work of small, family-run artisan workshops with decades of experience, where comfortable working environments and fair wages are guaranteed. Italy is one of the countries where the regulation of workers is most controlled by institutional and trade union bodies, which guarantee very strict contracts, safety and health standards. Producing in laboratories close to our company headquarters allows us to be able to verify in person the working conditions of every single person and to have a human relationship with those who produce our garments, with those who transmit the skilful work of their craftsmen's hands to our products.

GOOD FOR THE SKIN

The main guarantee we give our customers is that everything is made entirely in Italy, from dyeing to packaging. Dyeing is one of the most invasive processes for a textile garment: we have chosen to carry it out in Italy, according to the strictest specifications. In many other countries there are no regulations on the use of toxic substances, and in some the use of heavy metals such as nickel, formaldehyde and mercury is even permitted.

Another guarantee given by the Made in Italy is the absence of unnecessary imports. In fact, it often happens that many garments, including those in natural fibres, made abroad and then imported, are contaminated with pesticides, which are not due to the processing of the raw materials on the plant but to the journeys the finished product makes inside containers from one country to another: on each journey these containers are massively disinfected and the finished garment often absorbs these substances, thus becoming very dangerous for those who use it.

THE PACKAGING IS ALSO GOOD FOR YOU

Even the packaging is good for the environment: everything we produce is packaged without using plastic, with the constant aim of researching new materials: we use an innovative corn starch sachet that is completely biodegradable and has TUV Austria certification; a further step towards helping to solve the economic and environmental problem of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases.

 

We use recyclable cardboard packaging to ship our products. This is done by couriers who offset the CO2 emissions emitted.

THE PRICE

We kept it at the end: we wanted you to understand what our price includes, which is also fair when compared to other brands. When you read the price of a product you have to think about the cost of the raw material and all the people who put their KNOW-HOW into making something unique with their own hands; it is important to think about the fact that they should be paid decently for their work.

 

We do not have discount and sale policies; we produce continuous clothing to encourage conscious use and promote savings.

 

We do not wishto compete with large chains or fast fashion brands, it is not our policy, it is not what we want; we are satisfied with what we produce and the way we do it. Satisfaction comes from the end customer, from the repurchase and the care for our products.