MIC Spa (Manifattura Italiana Cucirini), an Italian company specializing in the production of yarns for the fashion and apparel world, has long been on a path toward reducing its environmental impact and has now decided to transform its business model in a more structured and articulated way.
Tommaso Cumerlato, CSO Shareholder MIC Spa, spoke about this at a recent conference organized by MIC Spa in Verona entitled: "Practical Approach to Sustainable Production: The MIC Case through the 4Sustainability System".
The meeting, attended by local institutions, promoted brand and supply chain collaboration by inviting various players in the industry to discuss the topic to define a common language, shared goals and standards focused on data transparency and performance measurement to ensure change.
Thanks to the presence of these industry experts and a wide audience of Italian fashion manufacturing companies, it was possible to establish a fruitful, in-depth dialogue on issues of common interest.
MIC recently joined the 4Sustainability Roadmap, a path toward sustainability that will enable Manifattura Italiana Cucirini to be increasingly compliant with the MRSL ZDHC and on specific SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Among the goals the company intends to achieve there are better wastewater quality, decrease water and energy consumption, and reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by improving partnerships with specialized companies.
Cumerlato presented some of the most important steps taken by the company, including Chemical Management, responsible choice of raw materials, as well as certifications, traceability, responsible processes and protocols implemented in MIC, in addition to the next steps that need to be implemented in order to achieve an increasingly more sustainable textile supply chain.
MIC stems from the company founded in 1911 by the Cumerlato family in the Vicenza area from the Cumerlato cotton wadding manufacturing and then in 1976 with the creation of Manifattura Italiana Cucirini for the production of thread for the garment industry.
MIC has already attained certifications such as Oeko-Tex 100, GRS (global recycle standard by ICEA), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard by ICEA) complying with the REACH specification, according to low environmental impact production and logistics.