Piovese Elements

The concept of PIOVESE ELEMENTS stands for our commitment to research, development and production of leather and non-leather accessories which are able to minimize environmental impact. It represents our visionary approach to the research of raw materials and the harmony that can coexist between craftsmanship and nature.

PIOVESE ELEMENTS has been inspired by the 4 natural elements (water, earth, air and fire) which create the basis of our new concept of environmentally friendly supply chain and materials.

PIOVESE ELEMENTS is all about bringing life to our accessories following the guidance of mother nature.

Water

Earth

Fire

Air

Piovese Naturals

The element of EARTH is what determines the choice of our supply chain, and the materials that we use. The latter are exclusively produced by mother nature: jute, cork, sand, wood and FSC certificated paper. Alternatively, they are created via recycling process.

In regards to our leather, Piovese Naturals is offering organic tanning, leather with a reduced percentage of chrome and formaldehyde, without azo dye, as well as hypoallergenic leathers. Our leather fulfills UNI 10594:2010 and UNI 10885:2000 requirements.

RECYCLED LEATHER

Our recycled leather is obtained through a grinding process that combines 80% leather scraps with a remaining 20% mixture of latex, synthetic compounds or natural rubbers. The manufacturing technique is reminiscent of the one followed when making recycled paper.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING RECYCLED LEATHER?

  • It’s environmentally-friendly;
  • It’s economically beneficial: it saves between 30% and 50% on label costs;
  • It has a significantly lower environmental impact, with 5% maximum waste compared to up to 40% waste produced when manufacturing a traditional label;
  • Reduces landfill costs;
  • Low natural gas emissions: up to 50% – 70% of natural gas use;
  • High durability: the leather’s reinforced textile core enables it to resist tearing and gives it greater elasticity;
  • Various colours are available with an ample selection of grains, structures and fastenings.

This leather has been created specifically for making labels for pants and jeans. It is exceptionally water-repellent and easy to sew.

Thickness 0,8 mm – 1,4 mm
Custom colours available on demand.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • WEIGHT 0.70 Kg/mq
    AVERAGE ELONGATION (ref | mm thickness) 25 %
    UNI EN 3376:2006
  • SAMPLED AND ON COLOUR TONE TOLERANCE
    0,7 EAB
    UNI EN ISO 7724
  • ACCELERATE WEATHERING TEST IN DARK CONDITIONS
    0,5 E
    UNICHIM 2|95-70    SCALE 4
  • COLOUR AND FINISH RUBBING RESISTENCE
    500 DRY RUBBINGS
    400 WET RUBBINGS
    UNICHIM 2|95-70    SCALE 4
  • TENSILE AT BREAK RESISTANCE (REF | MM THICKNESS)
    8,9 n/mm2
    UNI EN ISO | | 640
  • TEAR STRENGHT UNI|8026:20000
    ND %        UNI EN ISO 3377:2006
  • COLOUR FASTNESS TO LIGHT TEST
    MORE THAN 4                          grey scale
    UNI EN IS 105-b02:2004
  • COLLAGENE CONTEINT
    ND %
    UNI / TS | | 237:2007
  • WATER ABSORBMENT AFTER 60 MIN
    LESS THAN 20%
    UNI EN ISO 5404
  • FR CERTIFICATIONS
    CAL TB | | 7 e part |
    CIG. & MATCH B5 5852 PART |

BIODEGRADABLE
MATERIALS

We create labels in cellulose based sustainable materials. Once their lifespan is over, their natural composition allows it to be 100% environmentally friendly.

The biodegradable label is soft and nice to the touch, and we can process it to give it specific effects and a unique look.

Our research is devoted to the Maisons who are committed to respecting nature and all animal species.

WHY CHOOSE BIODEGRADABLE METHODS?

  • They solve the waste disposal issue needed for petroleum derived plastic;
  • They reduce waste management costs, which are strongly linked to agricultural and food industries;
  • Biodegradable material can also be recycled;
  • You deal with very clean materials;
  • Lower emission of toxic fumes in case of incineration;
  • Cleaner production chain.

Piovese for the Environment

Piovese Fashion uses energy from renewable technologies, without resource waste, thanks to its own 40 Kw facility.

To safeguard our environment, all rags used within the company don’t produce any waste as they are recycled through an environmentally friendly cleaning process (EU Commission Environment Division IX).

We’re sensitive to environmental issues and offer accessories using eco-friendly materials, both recycled or reclaimed, with natural printings or ornaments.

Our leather complies with current European regulations regarding prohibited substances. We comply with CITES Guidelines on International Trade in endangered Species of Wild Fauna. We work closely with selected suppliers to improve each item by reducing chemical agents involved in their production.

We offer alternative solutions such as chrome-free leather, vegetable tanning, hypoallergenic leather, and are always open to meet our customers every need. For synthetic materials, microfiber, fabric and jacron we provide supplier’s documentation, which certify compliance with European laws.