No sustainability means no future. At Furpile Idea, we commit as individuals and as a company to implementing tangible actions aimed at protecting the environment and the well-being of our employees, always guaranteeing top performances.
Respect for the supply chain
We only buy certified raw materials selected from the best suppliers worldwide. Within the Prato industrial district, which might be the largest textile district in Europe, over the years, we have created and enhanced a supply chain with top-quality, transparent and sustainability-oriented operators that share the same values as the Furpile Group.
No to waste, yes to environmental commitment
We are committed to eliminating harmful and toxic substances from our production lines, minimizing waste at every step, using as many recycled materials as possible and reusing textile waste.
Ours is an environmentally conscious vision, which is why we use recycled materials on every possible occasion. Among other things, our heads, business cards, packaging for scraps and sample delivery bags are all made using recycled paper, moreover, we also use regenerated plastic. We believe every small action to minimize our environmental impact makes a difference.
We have been using solar panels for over ten years, producing over 950,000 kWh per year. Trying to be as energy self-sufficient as possible is part of our commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint
Research and Development
We aim to have a business that is as creative as sustainable; that's why we continue to invest in research and development, new machinery and technologies and qualified staff. Ours is a structural commitment.
We never hide
Transparency and traceability are everything. They allow the company to monitor and measure all its actions and operations.
Connection to the local area
"We feel it is our duty to give something back to the territory."
Innovating, growing and enhancing the textile district of Prato is one of our priorities: we really want to give back to the place where our story began. First of all, we have never relocated production; it’s still here in Prato, together with the company’s headquarters. But there’s more, as we actively support sports activities and collaborate with the laboratories of the city's university, including initiatives dedicated to young designers.
Among our primary objectives is also to help the entire local supply chain achieve the highest and most up-to-date regulatory and production standards. We also love to remember ourselves and everyone where we come from and how we got here; for this reason, we have created a "fabric library," an open archive of our production everyone can visit : thousands of different solutions, technologies, finishings and designs anyone can consult in physical versions.
4sustainability® and standard CHEM
4sustainability® is the implementation framework for sustainability in the fashion & luxury supply chain. Our company adheres to 4sustainability® and applies the CHEM protocol for the elimination of toxic substances from production through MRSL ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals).
The journey of changing our business model, initiated with Process Factory, has resulted in the 4sustainability® CHEM project.The progress of the initiative is always available here 4sustainability e-report.
Global Recycle Standard
GRS is the leading international standard for the sustainable production of textiles from recycled materials and recognizes the importance of recycling for the growth of a low-impact production and consumption model.
The standard requires the issuance of a third-party verified environmental statement that ensures the presence of recycled materials within the textile product, traceability throughout the production process, restrictions on the use of chemicals, and compliance with environmental and social criteria through to the labeling of the finished product. GRS certifies textiles containing at least 20 percent pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled material.Read more about our GRS certification.
The Responsible Wool Standard allows farmers to ensure that the wool products they buy and sell adhere to their principles and standards for the welfare of sheep and the land where they graze, providing brands and consumers with confidence
Recycled Claim Standard
The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is a worldwide protocol that establishes the conditions necessary to obtain certification for textile and household products that use recycled materials. This standard was conceived and developed by the Textile Exchange, a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting sustainability within the textile industry.
The Detox Commitment, also known as "Detox Commitment" in English, is a campaign and voluntary commitment made by some apparel and textile companies to phase out the use of hazardous chemicals in their production processes. This initiative was launched by Greenpeace in 2011 to address chemical pollution in the fashion industry and to promote textile production that is more sustainable and safe for the environment and human health.
The "Regional Operational Program - ERDF Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective 2007-2013," known as POR CReO 2007-2013, represents a key regional funding program promoted by the Region of Tuscany and supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This program aims to support investment projects, mainly by businesses and public entities, in order to promote the competitiveness of the Tuscan region and foster job creation.
Keep in touch
Contact us for more information or to receive a fabric sample.