Radici Yarn SpA - a RadiciGroup company and leading European manufacturer of a vast range of nylon yarn and staple fibre for apparel, technical and industrial applications – is among the 33 companies in the fashion textiles sector that have received an award for being certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for 20 years. The award ceremony was held yesterday, 21 June, at MUDEC in Milan.
Following last year’s event at the MA*GA Museum, during which Noyfil SpA and Noyfil SA (RadiciGroup company leaders in the production of polyester yarn headed by CEO Oscar Novali) were recognized for being certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for 20 years, at this year’s Oeko-Tex® award ceremony organized by the Varese Chamber of Commerce, Radici Yarn SpA was one of the honourees. The Bergamo-based RadiciGroup company – founded in 1974 and today engaged in the manufacture of nylon yarn and staple fibre – was among the 33 firms who received an award yesterday for 20 years of certification to Oeko Tex® Standard 100, currently the world’s most well known and highly regarded voluntary eco-friendly label for textile products.
“This is an important recognition for our company,” Oscar Novali, CEO of Radici Yarn SpA, commented. “It’s an award that testifies to our commitment to monitor the safety of our products constantly using a scientific method. Observing the requirements of Oeko-Tex® means that we offer the maximum guarantee to the final user; it means that we can relate to our customers and the market in a transparent manner and guarantee accurate and reliable information on the products we supply. And this is clearly an added value that our company offers the market.
Among the attendees of the award ceremony at the Museum of Culture in Milan was Filippo Bona, R&D manager of Radici Yarn. “Our customers’ attention to environmental certification, particularly concerning consumer health, has increased greatly in the last few years, as has the interest of all operators in the apparel textiles production and supply chain.”
“The speed of change in textile safety issues requires us to be continuously updated,” Mr. Bona continued. “It is essential that we carefully analyse every new development. For this reason, we interface directly with the various trade associations, research institutions, certification bodies and everyone who is directly involved in our production chain in order to constantly improve the environmental performance and safety of our products. The performance must be scientifically measurable and comparable: only in this way can we be truly reliable.”