In 2017, FENDI started the collaboration with Social cooperative Lai-Momo and its ethical fashion laboratory Cartiera, two organisations which operate in the field of immigration and intercultural dialogue, as part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative programme by the United Nations.
With their projects they offer migrants and political asylum seekers new opportunities for employment and social integration, through training programmes in tailoring and leatherworking.
FENDI donates its end-of-production textiles and leather, as well as technical equipment, that Cartiera’s aspiring artisans use to create new products. In 2019, a training was held by FENDI for aspiring artisans to improve their leatherworking techniques. Cartiera’s artisans also manufacture the cotton dust-bags covering FENDI’s products.
Progetto QUID is a fashion brand founded with the purpose of enabling disadvantaged and vulnerable categories of female workers enter the world of work. Their products are made from high quality textiles donated by some of Italy’s top fashion firms.
FENDI started the collaboration with Progetto QUID in 2020, with the donation of end-of-production textiles.
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We are committed to minimizing the purchase of new materials, thus setting our designers’ creativity free by optimizing the use of materials already in stock in developing new collections.
Moreover, thanks to donations to community associations, such as Cartiera and Progetto Quid, and to leatherworking schools, as well as resale to stockists, FENDI can implement its strategy to reduce pre-consumer surplus material. In 2019, FENDI has been able to give new life to 92% of its end-of-production and leather samples.
We aim at reaching 100% waste reduction for end-of-production materials by 2023.