Ethical Yarn Evolution is Cariaggi's approach based on the adoption of an inclusive sustainability with the aim of caring for the environment, social interest, human activity and animal welfare. It is a real corporate value in which luxury and ethics coexist perfectly, to safeguard future generations.

Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and ensuring that wool comes from farms that have a progressive approach to managing their land, practice holistic respect for animal welfare of the sheep.

Organic Content Standard OCS is a voluntary standard that validates the content of totally or part of the natural fibers from organic agriculture in textile products.

100% Renewable Energy is a voluntary standard that addresses the energy management system for responsible consumption and which declares the purchase of energy from renewable sources.

ZQ is a wool certification standard that stands for a better quality of life for animals, planet, our people.

Health and Textile is a voluntary certification system that checks the correct use of chemicals and guarantees the eco-toxicological quality of the product throughout the supply chain.

Environmental and the Health and Safety Standards ISO 14001 - ISO 45001: are a voluntary standards that identify a series of international standards concerning the eco-management of company and the health and safety in the workplace.

Sustainability as a company value

Systema Natvrae® as a company value. Considering care for the environment, social interest, human activity, and development with respect for future generations, not just as a business opportunity to stand out at world level, but above all as a duty of conscience. This is the innovative approach of Cariaggi, Made In Italy excellence, recognised throughout the world and international point of reference in fine yarn production.

Cariaggi’s approach to this theme is a sincere one: sustainability is in fact an essential asset when it comes to company placement. During 2006, Cariaggi achieved a series of international standard requirements concerning the company’s eco management, reaching the certification. This certification is in line with the spirit of safeguarding and care for the environment which is such an outstanding element of Cariaggi’s philosophy. The company maintains a commitment programs and measures to reduce its impact on the environment, a reduction of about 40% of energy consumption per unit of product produced, a reduction of approximately 10% of water and a reduction of approximately 23% for the carbon dioxide (CO2).

Organic Cashmere

In 2015 Cariaggi starts the Organic Cashmere project.

A Farm located in a specific unspoiled area of Inner Mongolia is entrusted to a family of shepherds who takes care a limited group of Hircus Laniger goats that freely graze in the vast surrounding territory. The project foresees that the entire life cycle of animal and the territory where he lives are constantly monitored, documenting the entire process from the cashmere fiber, the protection of the territory, the welfare of animals and shepherds as evidence of the company's ability to safeguard the places of origin of the raw material.

Natural Dye

Systema Natvrae Natural Dye is the precious cashmere dyed by infusion of herbs, berries and roots.

The extraordinary power of nature is used by Cariaggi through the advanced technology applied to the extraction of color to create a yarn without chemical substances resulting from ancient herbal recipes, in full respect of the environment.

Woad

Woad, an ancient, traditionally renowned plant-based dye and a precious resource in the Montefeltro area, to the extent that it was known as "blue gold".

This pigment, which is extracted from the biennial cruciferous plant, the Isatis Tinctoria (better known as glastum or woad), is grown in the countryside in the province of Pesaro-Urbino and worked for Cariaggi by a local artisan. Since the 14th century, it has been the only colouring agent able to create shades ranging from blue through to a light blue of the highest quality, both in colour terms and also of its fastness to light and wear resistance.

As a dye plant,Woad was popular throughout Europe until the 17th century, where it was used to colour fabrics and to decorate books,to paint canvases, frescos and terracotta.

Sustainability as a company value

Systema Natvrae® as a company value. Considering care for the environment, social interest, human activity, and development with respect for future generations, not just as a business opportunity to stand out at world level, but above all as a duty of conscience. This is the innovative approach of Cariaggi, Made In Italy excellence, recognised throughout the world and international point of reference in fine yarn production.

Cariaggi’s approach to this theme is a sincere one: sustainability is in fact an essential asset when it comes to company placement. During 2006, Cariaggi achieved a series of international standard requirements concerning the company’s eco management, reaching the certification. This certification is in line with the spirit of safeguarding and care for the environment which is such an outstanding element of Cariaggi’s philosophy. The company maintains a commitment programs and measures to reduce its impact on the environment, a reduction of about 40% of energy consumption per unit of product produced, a reduction of approximately 10% of water and a reduction of approximately 23% for the carbon dioxide (CO2).

Organic Cashmere

In 2015 Cariaggi starts the Organic Cashmere project.

A Farm located in a specific unspoiled area of Inner Mongolia is entrusted to a family of shepherds who takes care a limited group of Hircus Laniger goats that freely graze in the vast surrounding territory. The project foresees that the entire life cycle of animal and the territory where he lives are constantly monitored, documenting the entire process from the cashmere fiber, the protection of the territory, the welfare of animals and shepherds as evidence of the company's ability to safeguard the places of origin of the raw material.

Natural Dye

Systema Natvrae Natural Dye is the precious cashmere dyed by infusion of herbs, berries and roots.

The extraordinary power of nature is used by Cariaggi through the advanced technology applied to the extraction of color to create a yarn without chemical substances resulting from ancient herbal recipes, in full respect of the environment.

Woad

Woad, an ancient, traditionally renowned plant-based dye and a precious resource in the Montefeltro area, to the extent that it was known as "blue gold".

This pigment, which is extracted from the biennial cruciferous plant, the Isatis Tinctoria (better known as glastum or woad), is grown in the countryside in the province of Pesaro-Urbino and worked for Cariaggi by a local artisan. Since the 14th century, it has been the only colouring agent able to create shades ranging from blue through to a light blue of the highest quality, both in colour terms and also of its fastness to light and wear resistance.

As a dye plant,Woad was popular throughout Europe until the 17th century, where it was used to colour fabrics and to decorate books,to paint canvases, frescos and terracotta.

Tinctoria
The culture of colours

A unique, thrilling journey that looks at colour and its evolution over the centuries.

A historic exhibition, with the addition of a contemporary look at the development and technology behind the use of plant-based colours in dyeing prime yarns by Cariaggi.

The exhibition, organised in Palazzo Vecchio in 2015, with the patronage of Florence City Council, was a stunning journey in 8 sections: each one dedicated to a period in history or to a specific topic, with added images, videos, music and objects to testify to the importance of colours in the development of society and the creation of a vast artistic, textile and pictorial heritage. At the same time, the exhibition mapped the way culture has come together with business, creating a project that multiplies ideas, triggering a chain reaction and generating innovation, technology, and eco sustainability.

Tinctoria
The culture of colours

A unique, thrilling journey that looks at colour and its evolution over the centuries.

A historic exhibition, with the addition of a contemporary look at the development and technology behind the use of plant-based colours in dyeing prime yarns by Cariaggi.

The exhibition, organised in Palazzo Vecchio in 2015, with the patronage of Florence City Council, was a stunning journey in 8 sections: each one dedicated to a period in history or to a specific topic, with added images, videos, music and objects to testify to the importance of colours in the development of society and the creation of a vast artistic, textile and pictorial heritage. At the same time, the exhibition mapped the way culture has come together with business, creating a project that multiplies ideas, triggering a chain reaction and generating innovation, technology, and eco sustainability.