An experimentative Maison since its dawn, we have been continuously researching and exploring innovative fibres in order to create beautiful textile pieces with a reduced impact on our planet.

The profound respect we have for such materials is the reason why we are committed to only working with raw materials that are sourced ethically and produced in consideration of people and the environment. 

In 2022, 60% of our textile materials were certified according to the main existing standards on social and environmental requirements.

% of Fabric Volumes Purchased in 2022

  • Cotton 50%
  • Wool & Precious Wool 19%
  • Polyester 11%
  • Polyamide 11%
  • Silk 3%
  • Viscose 6%


At FENDI we are aware that cotton, one of the most important fibres for our products, has a significant impact on the environment.

For this reason, in line with the LVMH LIFE Targets, we have been exploring more environmentally and socially sustainable alternatives to conventionally farmed cotton by increasing the use of GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standards - certified organic fibres. Additionally, we are joining efforts with other LVMH Maisons to promote regenerative agriculture practices for key raw materials, including cotton, to restore soil and air health and protect biodiversity.

We are working towards an ambitious target of sourcing 90% more sustainable cotton by 2023, with a portfolio of alternatives including: 

  1. Organic cotton by GOTS and Oeko-Tex standards;
  2. Cotton from regenerative agriculture;
  3. Recycled cotton fibres.

Our Results
80 %

Sustainable cotton in 2022

Our Target
90 %

Sustainable cotton by 2023



A rich fibre with a pluri-millennial craftsmanship history, silk is the epitome of luxury textiles. In line with the “LVMH Animal-Based Raw Material Charter” and the LVMH LIFE 360 targets, we are committed to sourcing silk, prioritising traceability, and protecting biodiversity. For this reason, we prefer the use of GOTS certified raw silk, which is fully traceable on its supply chain, respectful of the environment, including mulberry cultivation which avoids pesticides and herbicides, and advocates workers’ rights.

To date, our twill shawl from the Fall/Winter 22-23 collection has been crafted using 100% silk sourced following GOTS standards, and we are working to expand the offer of products using organic silk.


We are working towards an ambitious target of sourcing 50% more sustainable silk by 2023, with a portfolio of alternatives including: 

  1. Organic silk by GOTS, Oeko-Tex standards; 
  2. Recycled silk fibres.
Our Results
41 %

Sustainable Silk in 2022

Our Target
50 %

Sustainable Silk by 2023

Synthetic Fibres

We have embarked on a journey to progressively replace virgin fossil-based synthetic fibres with recycled alternatives.

As part of this commitment, in 2021 we have proudly launched a partnership with the Italian company Aquafil, a global leader in sustainable synthetic fibres production. Starting from the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 collection, we are going to increase the use of Aquafil’s ECONYL®: an innovative nylon fibre that is 100% regenerated from waste all over the world, such as fishing nets, old carpets, and other discarded materials, and which can be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality.

Today part of the bags from the Mens’ and Women’s collection and the Skiwear line from the Women’s and Kids collections, are crafted using ECONYL fibres.


We hold the same commitment for polyester and we are working to replace new polyester fibres with Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified polyester, which gives new shape and life to post-consumer plastic bottles.

The FF logo canvas is an example of how FENDI integrates recycled polyester fibres – mixed with organic cotton – in its iconic patterns.


We are working towards an ambitious target of sourcing 50% more recycled polyamide and polyester by 2023.

Our Results
24 %

polyamide certified fibers in 2022

Our Results
35 %

polyester certified fibers in 2022

Our Target
50 %

polyamide and polyester certified fibers by 2023


Conscious of the environmental and social impacts of the viscose staple fibre and viscose yarn production, our Maison has built a specific responsible sourcing policy for it, although viscose represents only very small volumes in our products. With this policy, we try to encourage sourcing viscose from sustainably managed forests under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

We are also committed to only working with suppliers who guarantee clean viscose production processes, maximising the recirculation of chemicals and water, and increasing the use of more sustainable options, like Lyocell, Tencel, and LENZING™ECOVERO™.

Our Results
58 %

viscose certified fibers in 2022

Our Target
70 %

viscose certified fibers by 2023