Environmental protection, sustainability, low impact: these environmental topics, now increasingly widespread in every branch of industry, have constituted a connective thread for M.I.T.I. for many years now; a commitment we of M.I.T.I. see as the duty of any businessman, of the management and the entire company towards the community. This attitude has led to important tangible results, primarily in terms of production: in 2009, M.I.T.I. was the first Italian company to achieve Bluesign certification for its entire manufacturing plant, following strict controls and inspections, thus qualifying as an eco-sustainable plant.
Some figures can render the idea of M.I.T.I.’s achievements from 2010 to the present date: 30% reduction of the overall consumption of water; 17% reduction of water consumption per kg of fabric produced; reduction of C02 emissions equivalent to 34%; investments in environmental sustainability equivalent to 3.25 million Euros.
The new challenge being addressed by M.I.T.I. today can be summed up in the concept of #greenperforming: the creation of uncompromisingly high-performing fabrics while safeguarding nature, through solutions that are both sustainable and effective, in order to offer top functional and aesthetic performances. Green Soul, launched in 2016, is the first line of 100% recycled elastic jersey fabrics: a novelty which represents a milestone for the industry and has been awarded by ISPO 2018 as the Best Product in the Eco Era category in collaboration with Maloja. Green Soul is an extremely high quality product which also safeguards the environment, made entirely from recycled materials: suffice it to say that the mechanical recycling process of industrial nylon waste reduces CO2 emissions by 53%; in other words, each 1000 kg of recycled nylon save CO2 emissions for an amount equivalent to the emissions of a car travelling for 8544 km, or the amount absorbed in one year by 160 Aleppo pine trees. Similarly, the use of recycled elastane enables a saving of energy, water and waste management in percentages ranging from 50 to 90%.