We have always been responsible for our social and environmental footprint. The apparel industry is the second most polluting industry globally and we at CoccoleBimbi have always been aware of this and look for ways to minimise the impact of our business internationally.
We feel a moral and ethical obligation towards our team, the environment, our competitors, the economy and many other areas of life that are affected by our business. Our mission, therefore, is to be sustainable in all the choices we make every day, voluntarily committing ourselves to a good cause.
Cotton (both organic and non-organic) is a natural fibre because it is obtained by spinning bale, the actual balls that cover the seeds of the cotton plant, a herb belonging to the Malvaceae family. Cotton is the most widely used textile fibre in the world: it covers more than half of the planet's fibre requirements and is widely used in the production of clothing. Is the term natural synonymous with organic and healthy?
With the tag BIO, CoccoleBimbi indicates all the articles that have been produced in organic cotton. Organic cotton means cotton coming from organic farming, that is cotton cultivated according to the regulations that govern organic certification; conventional cotton, on the other hand, is cotton that comes from chemical agriculture and is often GMO. CoccoleBimbi, therefore, always tends to choose suppliers who use only natural and organic fibres in their supply chain. Mini Rodini, Stella McCartney, Bobo Choses, The Animal Observatory and Molo are examples of how the world of kidswear is increasingly moving towards a sustainable solution in terms of production. We are also proud to have many GOTS certified items in our store.
The Global Organic Textile Standard guarantees:
- Products containing at least 70% natural fibres from organic farming;
- Manufacturing activities, such as dyeing or printing, carried out on behalf of third parties, which are supplied by operators who have themselves adopted management models and procedures in compliance with the requirements;
- Chemical products used in the processing of the textile industry that comply with the requirements, through appropriate assessment, mainly based on the verification of toxicological and ecotoxicological characteristics.
Violence against animals in the textile industry is comparable to that in the food industry, but with one major difference: utility. On reflection, we are creating death and suffering just to wear furs, jackets stuffed with feathers, or simple silk scarves.
Intensive farms are worse than slaughterhouses, a hell for animals forced to live out their short lives in cramped quarters, mistreated and, when 'lucky', brutally killed. All this just to satisfy our demand for natural fabrics of animal origin: feathers, silk and fur are the absolute worst.
CoccoleBimbi takes a particular interest in this issue. CEO Cesare Morisco, in fact, an activist and super Vegan, has tried over time to significantly reduce all articles and all brands that used materials of animal origin in their supply chain. At the moment, however, it is still too early to associate the world of Kidswear with concepts and terms such as "vegan" and "cruelty free".
In particular, from February 2022, CoccoleBimbi has decided to say goodbye to mohair wool and alpaca fleece for good. The shearing practices of these animals are particularly brutal, so much so that they vomit out of fear and suffering, leaving them with deep bleeding wounds.
In fact, many brands have not yet embarked on this path, also for reasons linked to particular market demands. The constant search for 100% Vegan brands remains, therefore, one of the main missions of CoccoleBimbi, which every day sets itself the goal of becoming more and more a completely cruelty-free store.
With the Vegan tag, CoccoleBimbi indicates all the articles that have been produced with materials that do not come from an animal origin and that have been made respecting Cruelty Free criteria.
Sustainability and circular economy are opposed to the old model of linear economy: in the kidswear sector there is a lot of talk about it, so much so that many brands are adopting the logic of reuse, in line with the new needs of consumers who are increasingly attentive to the protection of natural resources. The latest strong trend therefore seems to be "upcycling". But what exactly is upcycling and why is it a good option? It is important to buy and use articles made from recycled materials because, in this way, natural resources are not exploited and waste or unused fabrics are not used.
With the tag Recycled CoccoleBimbi indicates those articles that have been produced using recycled materials. Mini Melissa, VeJa, Infantium Victoria and Bobo Chose's are just some of the brands that are part of our brand mix, and that use recycled materials in their supply chain. Molo, for example, uses certified nylon and polyester fabrics made from recycled yarns that reduce waste from landfills, reusing them in sustainable styles in its collections. By transforming post-consumer waste into new resources, materials can be reused, giving them a second life.