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Ratti assumed the status of a Benefit Company

Ratti’s sustainable strategy has always been based on the constant enhancement of the craftsmanship of its professionals, as well as on investments in technology and research with the primary aim of being able to operate in a responsible, sustainable way.

In compliance with this policy, on May 17th 2022, through a resolution of the extraordinary board meeting, Ratti assumed the status of a Benefit Company. Being a Benefit Company means not only meeting the legal obligations relating to the environmental impact and the protection of the workers, but also adopting those responsible behaviors, which have a positive impact on society, territories and, last but not least, on the environment, always placing attention to the value transmission to future generations, with the awareness that this choice will represent an important moment of growth and responsibility for us and for all those who believe in Ratti.

Our commitment is aimed at:

  • Contribute to the protection of the environment, spreading a culture of attention to it, as well as promoting the development of an environmental management system for the organization.
  • Promote training and growth of the skills and potential of the individual, together with the development of a corporate social responsibility system adopted by the company.
  • Promote social and cultural initiatives, also through collaboration with businesses, communities, institutions and associations on topics of mutual interest in the field of innovation and research.

Commitment, ethics and sustainability are part of our history.  Becoming a Benefit Company strengthens Ratti’s commitment to responsible growth, demonstrating that, for us, sustainability is a vision that guides decisions and behaviors, a concrete commitment that strengthens confidence in the future towards the creation of a sustainable and responsible system.

 

 

Ratti collaborates with the association Go5

Go5, a non-profit association founded by a group of former patients of the Cancer Institute of Milan, has as its main objective to finance projects and initiatives to accompany and follow the patients of the institute, helping them to solve the problems that could arise with the disease and trying to make their path lighter.

Among the projects espoused by Go5 this year, there is “Il Filo d’Arianna”: an initiative conceived in collaboration with a team of psychologists and oncologists from the National Cancer Institute and dedicated to women affected by metastatic cancer at breast, to help them find the balance necessary to continue to lead a normal life.

Ratti actively participated in the project by making available its own fabrics that were used by the inmates of the high security department of Vigevano in collaboration with Caritas to make bags, turbans and other accessories designed by Helen Field. The proceeds were donated to the association.

The V edition of the Sustainability Report is online

Our fifth sustainability report is a document that represents a transparent report, created according to a model that aims to highlight the high quality of the relationships existing between our Group and its stakeholders, as part of a context that finds concreteness in the economic, social and environmental aspects.

By publishing this new sustainability report, we would like to underline how this document has become, also from a cultural point of view, a significant moment because it describes how the results and initiatives are the result of teamwork.

As for the previous editions, the new balance sheet will be available on our website as well as through a browsable version and a downloadable pdf version.

Find out here!

R domus: the new homedecor collection

On the occasion of the XXIX edition of Proposte, the Ratti Domus design office was inspired by nature inspired verses of Japanese haiku. The compositions, as well as new fabrics, appear simple at first sight, drawing strength from beauty and colours of the gardens in different seasons.

After a period of darkness, this is a creativity reinterpretation, where nature is on the precipice of rebirth.   Between linen and cotton, each print composes new chromatic values to form an exclusive vibrant range of colour. If haiku can be translated as “the colour of the verse,” the same is true for the colours of the new fabrics: bright red joins aqua green, while pink melts in orange among dense brushstrokes of purple as evidence of that richness. The ability to grasp the intimate beauty and fantasy can only be found in nature such as in these combinations.

Each Ratti Domus fabric, just like a haiku, has immediate, natural beauty, but, in fact, is the result of profound inspiration as well as a long and intense work.  These amazing designs represent refinement and elegance in all its forms. The continuous technological innovation combined with style and design are seen in both the weaving and in the printing phase.  This has allowed us to obtain decisive progress in the fabrics technically, making them more versatile thanks to a combination of performance and comfort without compromising style.

In this garden, the new Ratti Domus collection represents a cultured reflection, not only in sustainable materials, but also in the concept of design as a message of positivity and optimism towards the future.

 

A new commitment for Ratti

Ratti has chosen to join The Fashion Pact, a global coalition of fashion and textile companies, believing that the collective commitment of companies and experts is a fundamental resource for improving environmental performance.

 

Ratti, together with the signatory companies, is committed to achieving net-zero by 2050, the safeguarding of endangered species, in the protection and reconstruction of habitat at risk, in the elimination of unnecessary plastic and in the adoption of recycled plastic in packaging.

Ratti’s green approach to production

The issue of sustainability has always been close to Ratti’s heart and the focus of continuous improvement. In the huge ‘machine’ of the fashion industry, the textile sector is at the forefront of promoting and safeguarding social, cultural and environmental initiatives. Starting from the choice of yarns and fabrics, through to business practices, Ratti works every day to be a greener company, admired and chosen by all those who believe in ecological and sustainable fashion.

Projects and initiatives for eco-friendly fashion

Nowadays there are many ways to help achieve a more sustainable fashion industry. In addition to sustainable textiles, Ratti’s choice includes social, cultural and innovative practices in the spinning, printing and dyeing of its fine fabrics.

Recycling is at the heart of many activities, particularly within the Second Life project, which was created with the intention of implementing the circular economy of recovering various materials, be they finished products or textile waste. The first initiative is called 2ndLife Fibers and proposes the creation of padding from recycled silk. Silk is an excellent fibre due to its thermal and breathable properties, which make it suitable for processing into wadding, thus becoming an innovative textile material.

Still on the subject of the circular economy and sustainable fashion, 2ndlife Hydro offers a waterproofing service for our favourite garments. As well as helping to reduce the number of garments that are thrown away because they no longer perform, the waterproofing process is environmentally friendly since it does not contain fluorocarbon substances.

The third project called 2ndLife Print follows the path of circularity and recycling, providing new life to unsold garments and leftover stock. In this case, Ratti’s creativity and his deep-rooted tradition come together to revive garments by reprinting fabrics with the old manual technique of “planche” printing.

Eco-friendly fashion: not just projects but concrete investments

Alongside these projects, the company’s environmental commitment is directed towards the careful management of the textile materials used in the production processes, such as the reduction of chemical agents in the dyes, which are gradually being replaced by natural dyes. This has a positive impact on wastewater management. Continuous routine checks and changes in the materials used in the production process mean that waste management is effective and always being improved.

It should also be added that environmental sustainability in eco-friendly fashion, comes not only from factories but also from offices. The investments made since 2014 have allowed the reduction of electricity and methane consumption, thanks to a series of upgrades on the electrical systems as well as the replacement of old machines and batteries that had lost their efficiency, with new generation models.