Lanificio Luigi Ricceri - 4 Sustainability

Chemical and health

Chemistry 4sustainability® protocol

To exercise a vigilant use of chemical substances in the production process, Lanificio Luigi Ricceri applies the 4sustainability® protocol for the implementation of MRSL ZDHC. The ZDHC MRSL is a list of chemical substances subject to a usage ban, which applies to chemicals used in facilities that process textile materials and trim parts for use in apparel. Eradicating toxic and harmful substances is vital to ensure minimal negative impact on the environment and human well-being.

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Sustainability and environment

Fundamental certifications in the environmental area

Our choice to achieve the goal of sustainability is divided into fundamental steps, represented by the possession of numerous ethical manufacturing certifications.
Global Organic Textile Standard guarantees the application of an identification and traceability system in our supply chain, verifying the origin of the material, as well as stringent environmental and social responsibility requirements. Global Recycled Standard validated our fabrics that were made from recycled material (e.g. nylon, cashmere, etc...) and have been made in compliance with stringent environmental and social criteria. Forest Stewardship Council certification for our fabrics guarantees the traceable forest origin of the cellulose used for the production of viscose, and therefore not subject to the indiscriminate exploitation of the world’s forestry resources.
Lanificio Luigi Ricceri also follows the Nativa Protocol which verifies every step of the supply chain, from farm to brand, to animal welfare.

Animal Welfare

origin and cure of the animals

Being a luxury fabric mill working with alpaca, suri and other natural yarns, we choose our suppliers based on the ethical treatment of animals.
Therefore, if requested, we can provide our clients with certification of the origin and treatment of animals. Our wool comes from responsibly managed farms and is certified to the RWS standard, like alpaca RAS and the mohair RMS, in compliance with stringent requirements for animal welfare and reduced environmental impact.
We also respect the Nativa Protocol which validates animal treatment in our supply chain.

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Luigi Ricceri and a cute Angora goat (2018, South Africa)


our workers

Lanificio Luigi Ricceri is a historical company of the well-known spinnerets of Prato, which has always distinguished itself by maintaining the local tradition with its completely verticalized production process.
Thanks to the control that this manufacturing process gives us, we can guarantee that every single worker follows the Italian work safety regulation (D.Lgs. 81/08) and that our workers are qualified and under contracts established by the current Italian legislation.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy, Lanificio Luigi Ricceri has shown resilience and reopened its factory doors in March 2020 in full compliance with Italy Covid-19 Safety Protocols.


with permanent working contract


workers at 30/04/2019


hours of training in 2018 dedicated to safety and sustainability


number of accidents at work
in the last 3 years
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