We have instructed laboratory L.T. srl in Busto Arsizio, which has in turn made use of the help of other laboratories, to carry out some tests on products.
Our company has started a series of audits and assessments that consider both the used raw materials as well as the manufactured and marketed fabrics, in order to comply with the signed Detox commitment agreement defined by Greenpeace.
The purpose of the control activities is to verify the real absence of chemical substances in the textiles made by Besani srl which are listed in the Detox lists. A first set of 8 chemical substances must be removed with effect from 30th September 2014.
The results will refer both to 8 chemical substances as well as to 4 additional chemical substances which removal is planned in subsequent stages within 2020.
The assessed fabrics are made of 100% dyed and mercerised cotton yarn and subject to piece re-mercerising. The yarns are all dyed and finished in Italy, are all woven directly at the plants of Besani Ltd. and are subject to finishing in Italian dying plants.
The fabrics subject to assessment have been selected according to the criticality they can represent:
- Plain intense tone colours, obtained with the use of triplet complex dyestuffs, in order to establish in particular the absence of dyestuffs that may develop prohibited amines.
- Jacquard in contrasting colours, obtained with the use of tone-dyed yarns that include the use of dyestuffs which may contain metals, in order to establish the absence of heavy metals.
- Plain dyed yarn colours with discharge printing in order to establish the presence of chemical substances that could be used in the printing processes. All the samples have been selected in such a way to undergo the assessment of yarns coming from different suppliers and different yarn dying and fabric dying plants.
Besani Ltd. has involved its suppliers in achieving the results indicated in the Detox commitment and has provided a quarterly control system of the production with sample assessment, both of the raw materials as well as the finished fabrics.
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With the signing of the Detox commitment, Besani Ltd. continues and even increases its commitment focused on preservation of the environment and health, already started with the trademark products Oeko-Tex standard 100 and with the company’s certification OEKO-TEX STeP CERTIFICATE.