Labels, buttons, zippers, packaging. The “other” production chains of sustainability

The accessories production chain and the principal trends for sustainable fashion
The Market - MU Sustainable Innovation

An item of apparel is not made solely of yarns and fabrics: it is often the accessories that complete it and make it unique. Buttons, zippers, ribbons and much more, without overlooking labels and packaging. An independent production chain which, following in the footsteps of the textile chain, has in recent years been taking significant steps towards sustainability, with verification and controls on the use of chemical substances and the recyclability and biodegradability of the raw materials used. Among the most widespread trends: the use of PFC free materials, of plastic obtained from recycled polymers and paper and cardboard from responsibly managed and certified forests.