Canepa in collaboration with the Eulabor Institute
Research for a better environment
Canepa has launched a new project in collaboration with the Eulabor Institute, an independent body dedicated to scientific research aimed at transforming the current production systems into sustainable models. The goal of the research, carried out by Dr Vienna Eleuteri, is to understand and prevent the harmful consequences of the bioaccumulation in the human body of toxic substances contained in microplastics released into our oceans and already present in fish. Developing a production chain free from harmful substances is a challenge that Canepa took on when it became the first textile company in the world to join Greenpeace’s Detox campaign. The aim is to reach 100% sustainable production by 2020 and the Eulabor research is a further step forward in this journey towards sustainability. “We are delighted to support this vital research to be carried out by scientists on an international level”, explained Alfonso Saibene Canepa, supply chain manager at Canepa SpA. “Canepa has always adopted a green approach aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its production activities. Water is a key part of the textile production process and an essential resource for every one of us. That is why it is crucial to support research which can help us to investigate the actual impact of weaving, spinning and finishing”.