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How Eurojersey’s Sensitive Fabrics Line Raised Its Sustainable Cred

Eurojersey said a new Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) study conducted on its Sensitive Fabrics range evaluated improvements in environmental performance and validated by an independent organization, lifts its sustainability profile.

In addition, a new PEF report based on 2019 production data, released in December, detailed the advancements achieved over the previous two-year period.

“I believe that the real frontier in the field of environment sustainability does not so much lie in what we do as in how we do it,” Andrea Crespi, managing director of Eurojersey, said. “Thanks to the PEF, we can measure our impact and improve our performance. Only in this way can we create a virtuous path recognizable by the market.”

The Sensitive Fabrics range was the result of an innovative research project by Eurojersey, which has always used a production model promoting a set of practices and technologies designed to cut down energy and water consumption, and reduce the use of chemicals and waste generation.

Thanks to a fully vertical production cycle at the company’s headquarters in Caronno Pertusella, near Milan, the entire manufacturing process is tracked and monitored, measuring continuously the results of Eurojersey’s green commitment.

Eurojersey previously declared its environmental performance by publishing a Product Environmental Footprint report based on the environmental impact measuring method developed in 2013 by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center and detailing its production plant data for 2017. It received a PEF certification issued by Certiquality in April 2019.

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The new PEF report released in December on the dyed and printed Sensitive Fabrics collection showed an appreciable reduction in carbon and energy footprint, achieved through efficiency-boosting measures applied to the company’s thermal power plant in 2018 resulting in a reduction in methane consumption and heat-production emissions and through the adoption of a new stenter machine in July 2019.

The increase in the water footprint indicator depends on a change in the energy mix used to generate electricity–only wind energy was used in 2017, whereas in 2019 energy came for a hydroelectric source. This increase was observed for dyed fabric, while the interventions implemented in the printing department to make a more efficient use of water in the washing process resulted in a reduction of about 30 percent.

Sensitive Fabrics are used in the swimwear, sportswear and intimate apparel sectors. Its 40,000-square-meter factory features a 200-person production team and a manufacturing system that includes vertically integrated knitting, dyeing, finishing and printing. Eurojersey’s annual production is 11 million meters of fabric.