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World's First LCA applied on Wool

After a years-long assessment and in-depth studies, we managed to reach the end of this path, finding ourselves in front of a stunning reality.

After a years-long assessment and in-depth studies, we managed to reach the end of this path, finding ourselves in front of a stunning reality.

Manteco has always been a pioneering company regarding sustainability. Over the past few years we have started a process to analyse and to reduce – as a consequence – our production’s environmental impact.

This has led us to be the world’s first company to ever apply a certified science-based Life Cycle Assessment on recycled wool. More specifically, on our innovative MWool Recycled.

LCA is the study of our product’s environmental impact through an attentive analysis of its life cycle, from upstream to downstream, which is carried out following ISO 14040 and ISO 14044, carefully factoring in all the details gathered along the way.

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The final outcome of this comprehensive study is a certified LCA calculation

The final outcome of this comprehensive study is a certified LCA calculation

It allows us to scientifically provide statistics on our products’ saving of natural resources.

We applied the LCA study on one of our recyled core fabrics, Bi Bye Recycled, calculating its environmental impact, split along its life cycle, from the raw material to the final product, by comparing it to a an equivalent fabric made with a generic virgin wool.

After a years-long assessment and in-depth studies, we managed to reach the end of this path, finding ourselves in front of a stunning reality.

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These data have given us impressive results and means to improve even more our sustainable DNA, while giving our customers another reason to be proud of using recyled Manteco fabrics.

These data have given us impressive results and means to improve even more our sustainable DNA, while giving our customers another reason to be proud of using recyled Manteco fabrics.

Our certified LCA calculation was also applied to all of the yarns made with MWool Recycled, obtaining astonishing results in terms of reduced environmental impact.

Years of research and developments have led us to offer a wide range of recycled fabrics, which are able to meet the highest quality standards.

This is a new era, where recycled fabrics are as beautiful as virgin ones.

Whether you choose recycled or virgin, only the planet will see the difference.

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