WHAT THEY ARE Chemicals widely used by the garment industry to dye clothes. WHAT SIDE EFFECTS THEY CAN HAVE Some colorants can have harmful side-effects on health if ingested or if they come into contact with the skin. OUR COMMITMENT We limit the risks associated with consumer exposure to colorants by checking that those deemed allergenic and carcinogenic are not present in our clothes.
WHAT THEY ARE Chemicals used to improve the flexibility and plasticity of materials, especially in prints and accessories. WHAT SIDE EFFECTS THEY CAN HAVE If ingested, some phthalates may interfere with the hormonal system. OUR COMMITMENT We conduct careful analytical investigations to verify the absence of phthalates that are harmful to our health.
WHAT IT IS A substance used to fix color, avoid shrinkage and prevent creases. WHAT SIDE EFFECTS IT CAN HAVE Harmful to our health, formaldehyde is a volatile substance that in sensitive individuals can cause breathing difficulties or allergic reactions. OUR COMMITMENT We only use products or finishes that do not release formaldehyde.
WHAT THEY ARE Buttons, zipper pulls, rivets, studs, eyelets, sequins, rhinestones and all those tiny elements that are present on some garments. WHAT SIDE EFFECTS THEY CAN HAVE The small parts could be detached and swallowed if not carefully fixed on the packaged item. OUR COMMITMENT We carry out laboratory tests to verify that the small parts cannot be removed with the force exerted by a child.
STRINGS AND CORDS
WHAT THEY ARE Cords and drawstring that can be found on garments as functional or decorative elements. WHAT SIDE EFFECTS THEY CAN HAVE Laces and strings may accidentally get caught. OUR COMMITMENT We carry out a careful analysis that includes a first phase of verification on the construction and on the design as well as a subsequent phase of measuring the length of cords and drawstrings.