Growth and Sustainabilty

Spin Aker undertakes to limit, with targeted behaviors and choices, the effect that its production can have on the Planet’s health, with the aim of minimizing, step by step, the environmental impact resulting from its manufacturing activity.

The values underlying our corporate strategy.

The company is committed to the reduction and progressive elimination of toxic and harmful chemicals from the supply chain, through the adoption of 4sustainability® Chemical Management  Protocol and the MRSL ZDHC implementation. The measurement of the results achieved by the supply chain allows the company to define the next goals for continuos improvement. Furthermore, it adopted the  PRSL 4sustainability  (Product Restricted Substances List). The PRSL indicates the limit that input raw material needs to meet, to reduce as much as possible the input contamination.
Continuous research assisted by attention to theme of sustainability was reflected in an increase of the offer of yarns made from recycled and/or sustainable raw materials, also thanks to the obtaining of certification that allow to implement a traceability system of the supply chain and that attest the origin and processing methods of them.

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4Sustainability logo

Our certifications

GRS - Global Recycled Standard

Provides for the issue of a third party verified environmental statement which proves the content of recycled materials of their products (both intermediate and finished), the maintenance of traceability and compliance with environmental and social criteria in all of production chain, from the recycling of materials, to the manufacturing phases, up to the labeling of the finished product.

Spin Aker Certification RWS

Provides for the issue of an environmental declaration that ensure the origin of the wool from responsibly managed farms in compliance with stringent criteria for animal welfare and for the reduction of environmental impact and the maintenance of traceability throughout the entire production process.

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Forest Steward Council®

FSC® chain of custody certification provides a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC® claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, or reclaimed materials. Every FSC® label is backed by a diverse ecosystem of forest managers, businesses, non profit organizations, and others committed to upholding a common set of responsible forestry standards that support: zero deforestation; safeguarding of ancient and endangered forests; fair wage and work environment; biodiversity preservation; community rights, including the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Sustainable raw materials

Tencel™ Lyocell
TENCEL™ Lyocell

From Lenzing: textile fiber obtained from Eucalyptus trees. For their production, an environmentally friendly closed-cycle process is used, which transforms the wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact. USDA certified organic product – Biodegradable / Compostable – European Environment Award.

Lenzing Ecovero™

Fibers from certified renewable wood sources. For their production is used an eco-responsible process that meet high environmental standards. The presence of original LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers can be identified in the final product. They ensure up to 50% lower emissions and water impact that generic viscose.

LENZING™ and ECOVERO™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.
Certification Tencel Luxe - Spin Aker S.r.l.
TENCEL™ LUXE from Lenzing
Innovative lyocell filament, derived from wood pulp that is sourced from sustainably managed forests, and exclusively produced in Austria with an awarded and sustainable closed-loop process. It defines the luxury fashion landscape with its silky softness, liquid-like drape and vibrancy of color. Filaments designed for sensuality but with environmental responsibility. Extremely smooth to the touch, the fabrics containing these filaments give it a natural comfort.
Certification Himalayan Nettle Spin Aker S.r.l.
Himalayan Nettle (HN) is a natural resource that grows spontaneously in Himalayan forests. It is not cultivated and no land is diverted from other purposes or exploited for its production. It is biodegradable and compostable. To produce Himalaya™ it has been developed a process that uses only GOTS approved agents and focuses on water recycling and responsible wastewater disposal. It is the longest and most resistant natural fiber. OEKO TEX® Standard 100 certified.
DuPont Sorona®
DuPont Sorona®

Sorona® is a fiber distribuited by Dupont. It is an innovative polyester obtained from the fermentation of glucose and from the processing of corn seeds, unlike other synthetic fibers that are usually made with raw materials derived from petroleum. Softness, elasticity, resistance, quick drying are the caracteristics that distinguish this fiber.

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Better Cotton Initiative™

Better Cotton is the world’s leading sustainability initiative for cotton. Their mission are to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting andrestoring the environment. BCI™ exists to make globalcotton production better for the people who produce it,better for the environment it grows in, and better forthe sector’s future. The Better Cotton Standard System(BCSS) is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.

Growth, transparency and sustainability

Growth, transparency and sustainability are what in which we would like to distinguish ourselves, basing our strategies on the belief that ethic and profit cannot be in contrast. In fact, there is no long-term economical development disconnected with the social and environmental one.