View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
March 31, 2021updated 12 Apr 2021 3:32pm

Zip producer Riri uses recycled polyester as standard

Swiss zips and buttons firm Riri Group says it has become the first manufacturing company in the fashion accessories industry to introduce the use of recycled polyester as production standard for its zip range.

Swiss zips and buttons firm Riri Group says it has become the first manufacturing company in the fashion accessories industry to introduce the use of recycled polyester as production standard for its zip range.

The achievement fits with the Swiss-Italian Group’s green approach, which sees innovation for the future as one of the main pillars of its corporate strategy.

By employing recycled polyester as production standard for the zip range, the contribution to sustainability on a quantitative level will be significant, the company says. Riri will reduce emissions resulting from polyester purchase by 32%; thus, carbon footprint for zip production will be cut down by 3%.

As a result, 460,000 kg of CO2 per year is saved. All the recycled polyester is GRS (Global Recycled Standard)-certified.

Riri introduced its first recycled polyester tape in 2013 and since then has been consistently increasing the use of GRS-certified recycled polyester that comes from recycled materials.

“We are proud of this step and the effect that it has on sustainability and the cultural change through which we approach the development and improvement of our products,” says Renato Usoni, Riri Group’s CEO. “Our innovation is the result of a tireless research of low environmental impact materials, an approach that has been the foundation of our identity for many years, but that now is renewed once more to make another step toward the future.”

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every quarter.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Just Style