“In their circular approach, our recovered fabrics reflect the great cycle of nature, bringing high quality premium fabrics, which would otherwise be destroyed, back into the fashion industry, while also reducing the environmental impact”: in the words of Rossella Scotton, CEO of Fabric House, this in short is the mission of this company from Prato, which every year collects around 110 tons of designer fabrics that are mostly Italian in origin, reworks them, and puts them back out into circulation, thereby saving them from deterioration in warehouses, landfills, or incineration. The fabrics are proposed on the market with two labels: one round and white for recovered fabrics, which have been inspected and then placed on the market; and one that is round and grey with the writing ‘Creative Modification’, which identifies the recovered and reworked fabrics. Fabric House, in fact, also develops designs and prints through its own style bureau, and it subjects some recovered fabrics to reworking processes like dyeing, printing, coating, or pleating. The Circular Fabric Standard (CFS), which has been validated by Centrocot, represents an environmental label that has been drafted in conformity with Iso Uni 14021: 2016 and it regards not only the company, but also the subcontractors that work for Fabric House, who are called upon to share the same standards of safety and principles of circularity and recovery.  Accordingly, Fabric House proposes itself as a business model that is in harmony with the environment and capable of generating new value for discards, without using new virgin raw materials and resources. At the same time, there is minimum energy consumption and a significant reduction of CO2 emissions and waste generation. CFS fabrics make high quality materials available to stylists and creative talents at a reasonable and competitive price, in what is a virtuous circle projected towards the future.

Rossella Scotton