Discover the reasons why ReviWool® represents the new frontier for low-impact virgin wool fabrics
It has all wool's natural amazing features
ReviWool® is a guarantee in terms of quality and durability, and it features all the natural characteristics of virgin wool: it is soft, breathable, elastic, wrinkle, odour and stain resistant; thermo regulating, fire and UV resistant.
It promotes value capture and enhances wool production cycles’ efficiency
Through ReviWool®, Manteco is committed to provide zero-waste, premium quality virgin wool fabrics by optimizing the value chain and avoiding the wastage of precious co-product fibers: they are recovered and turned into premium textiles through the woollen processing. During the “combing” phase of virgin wool fibers, approximately 10% of fibers fall down, but instead of being wasted, they are recovered and manufactured by Manteco®.
It has reduced impacts*, assessed by science-based studies
ReviWool®, *compared to generic virgin wool tops, impacts 65,6% less on climate change, 65,5% less on water use and 65,6% less on total energy consumption. These impacts were calculated with a life cycle assessment, in accordance with the international standard UNI EN ISO 14040 series. ReviWool® fabrics' low impacts were calculated and certified according to the international EPD® scheme, in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025.
It is highly recyclable
ReviWool® is a highly valuable and circular raw material that gives life to durable and easily recyclable textiles. Thanks to all this, not only can we recover, recycle and reuse all productions scraps through the Zero-Waste project, but we can also recycle brand's textile offcuts coming from garment manufacturing processes through Project43.
It is manufactured in a specialized and local supply chain
ReviWool® fibers are turned into zero-waste, premium textiles within our MSystem supply chain, a unique network of 50+ expert textile businesses located within an area of 10 miles from our headquarter. Our supply chain is in the Prato textile district, in Tuscany, which has been processing wool for centuries and is therefore a guarantee of scalability, reliability and quality.
It respects the Manteco Standard for Animal Welfare Guarantee
Manteco requires suppliers of animal fibers to sign and adopt a special animal welfare standard, which is based on industry best practices in accordance with the IWTO Guidelines.
It can be (RWS) Responsible Wool Standard-certified
The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the stewardship of the land they graze on, ensuring wool is produced responsibly, with respect for environmental integrity, and in line with the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare: Freedom from hunger and thirst; Freedom from discomfort; Freedom from pain and disease; Freedom to express normal behaviour; and Freedom from fear and distress.
It can be made with ZQ Merino Fibre
ZQ is a programme focused on responsibility and traceability in wool supply chains. ZQ certified wool has been produced in alignment with ZQ’s five values: animal welfare, environmental sustainability, traceable to source, social responsibility, and quality fibre. ZQ also ensures that the sheep producing the wool are not subjected to mulesing.
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