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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.

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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.

Carnet @ Ideabiella

Carnet, which has always been a byword for Italian quality and the go-to partner for the world’s leading fashion houses thanks to the quality and refinement of its fabrics, has decided to participate in the 34th edition of Milano Unica, in the IdeaBiella Hall. At times like these, we must support and stand alongside partners and customers, because the creative and productive cultures have never stopped and represent a sound basis for addressing the upcoming challenges together.

Two are the bunch in the focus:


Made in italy and flagship product, Corduroy velvet VELVIS (500F – 1000F) of Duca Visconti di Modrone represents, for Carnet, a choice that focus on a clear goal: to create and to develop 2 exclusive bunch made of 36 exclusive fabrics. This velvet is an excellent fabric, synonymous of style and Italian cultural heritage. This partnership is the result of ideas and passion, as well as the the desire to do something special: an optimistic message to spread to the sartorial world and to the young designers who always work together with the two brands.

Narciso Silk

Narciso Silk fabrics tell the story of manufacturing, craftsmanship and the creative refinement of the vast riches of the Ratti archive.  The culmination of all of these elements contributes to the creation of a timeless and sophisticated collection of shirts, dressing gowns, accessories or linings to customise a made to measure suit. This capsule is being proposed, for the first time, by Carnet.  Ratti prints are recognized for their high quality and style as an art form of genius and printing savoir faire

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.