Chargeurs PCC, one of the largest apparel interlinings manufacturer, has recently launched the first-ever collection of inner components made with sustainable, traceable, blockchain-backed Nativa wool.
The new Nativa Collection includes an assortment of interlinings, garment paddings, insulation layers, shoulder pads, felts and chest canvas for suiting that combine superior, long-lasting performance with washable, moisture-resistant comfort and softness that only wool can provide.
The Chargeurs PCC Nativa Collection of inner components is made with certified, natural Merino wool fibers that are traceable across the entire value chain, from the farms where the sheep are bred and shorn, to the factories where the fibers are spun or knitted, to the end garment.
The Nativa label is already appreciated for its quality and authenticity, and guarantees that products have been created with respect for the environment and animal welfare. Brands incorporating Chargeurs PCC inner components made with Nativa wool can communicate their sustainability credentials to customers by leveraging Nativa's certified traceability.
“This collection enables brands to prove their strong commitment to transparency, sustainability and social responsibility, as the Nativa label guarantees traceability backed by blockchain technology. We are constantly working to create innovative products using the highest-quality sustainable materials that offer long-lasting performance, comfort and softness and this is the latest step in our journey toward creating a more circular fashion industry,” he added.
Chargeurs Luxury Fibers, a world specialist in luxury combed wool and sister company to Chargeurs PCC, developed the Nativa branded fiber concept. The farms that supply the wool for Nativa follow the Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard, a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on. These suppliers also must adhere to the Nativa protocol that covers animal welfare, land management, corporate social responsibility and traceability via blockchain technology.
Current Nativa wool partners include Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Madewell, Napapijri, Reformation and more.
Chargeurs PCC operates with over 1,600 brands through seven manufacturing hubs and more 30 offices and distribution centers, and guarantees a service of 24 hours a day for seven days a week.
Other brands that belong to Chargeur PCC include Zero Water, Bertero along with Nativa Paddings.
Zero Water offers a vast selection of internal components for knitted garments, offered in a wide variety of colors and weights. During the last Milano Unica it also debuted with Zero Water Rainbow Collection, the first collection of colored interlinings produced without water consumption.
Bertero's materials give shape and structure to the jacket, obtaining the highest quality result. Within the new Bertero collection, the Diamond collection series they also offer canvases created with a Nativa wool base, sustainable and traced.
Chargeurs PCC closed 2021 registering a €154.4 million turnover, reaching a +17.1% when compared with 2020.