The results of the Sostenibilità Creativa F/W 24-25 project

For 37th edition, Milano Unica's companies confirm and increase their sustainable commitment

The 37th edition of Milano Unica, which ended last July 13th, saw a substantial increase in the number of sustainable products presented by exhibiting companies. This is a confirmation of the growing environmental and social commitment of the textile sector.

Milano Unica has always believed in the combination of sustainability and creativity proving, edition after edition, that even sustainable solutions do not lack originality, style and beauty. For this latest edition, sustainability gained centrality and the creative concepts for the fall/winter 2024-25 collections were declined exclusively on sustainable products. A bold choice that had remarkable results. The Sostenibilità Creativa F/W 2024-25 area welcomed 2488 sustainable samples inside, marking a 112% increase over the previous edition. The number of companies that joined the project was 292, an increase of 76%.

The sustainability value pillars identified by Milano Unica (discover them here) and assigned to the samples offer a glimpse into sustainability trends and innovations in the textile industry.

Chemical Safety emerges as the most prevalent sustainability aspect among companies. The Chemical Safety pillar was awarded to 86% of the samples, which are produced in compliance with key standards, protocols and certifications that limit chemical risk to human health and environment.

Many companies (88%) adopt a circular view in their production model. The focus is on durable and repairable products, minimizing waste and favoring recycling or alternatively choosing secondary raw materials over virgin ones. There are 1885 samples (76%) displayed with the Circular Economy label.

The 1549 products with the Social Justice label confirm the considerable attention that companies in the sector pay to the social dimension of sustainability. In fact, 62% of the samples exhibited in the area reported certifications that imply respect for human and workers' rights in the various stages of production.

Finally, the Climate Action value pillar, which includes all actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was assigned to 42% of the exhibited samples, while Biodiversity Conservation concerned 33% of the products in the Sostenibilità Creativa area.