Recycled raw materials and low environmental impact processes reducing the ecological footprint.
For too long environmental problems have plagued our world: air and water pollution, ice melting and, more generally, climate change are a clear sign that a change in our habits is urgently needed.
We have only one planet to live on, we are part of a whole that vibrates with our own resonances. The governments of (almost) all countries in the world have also begun noticing it, and such awareness is leading to more sustainable economic plans and incentive measures aiming at educating citizens to a new form of respect for our planet.
Our World shouldn’t be seen as an endless mine providing infinite resources simply available to be squeezed out, but as a multitude of elements bound together in an increasingly precarious balance about which, at least now, there seem to be a common and unanimous vision.
In this first century of the new millennium, each one of us will have to take responsibility and understand that we are an integral part of a society that must intervene to repair the damage perpetrated over the last 100 years. Each one of us is like a little cog, and every cog needs to turn the right way for a machine to work properly.
It would be useless trying to ease the conscience simply pointing elsewhere for accountability: the growth of pollution and climate change is clearly overlapping with the expanding development of industrial activities and the consequent growth of resource consumption.
In Aliseo we know that we need to do our part: for a number of years we have embarked on a new journey focusing on what we define “taking charge of Life”, that is investing always more substantially in companies, subcontractors and collaborators that have decided to consume energy from renewable sources and recycled water in order to sustain their dyeing and finishing processes.
We are increasingly using raw materials and yarns produced through recycling processes, such as “post-consumer recycled” polyesters (generated from plastic bottles recycled or fished out from the oceans) and viscose produced utilizing reduced amounts of non-potable water. Also with regard to non-recycled raw materials, we prefer the choice of organic cottons, treated with organic products and grown without the use of pesticides.
Certainly it will not be a velvet that will save the world, but we strongly feel the desire and the responsibility to do our part to help ease the impact that our activities could have on our planet, because the choices we make in the coming decades are certainly going to affect human history. Never before, as a well-known Italian songwriter says in one of his popular songs, “We are history, […] we’ve got everything to win or everything to lose”.
And if everybody does his part, we will all win.