Piana Technology, Italian textile company known for innovations within the fibre and nonwoven textiles markets, has achieved certification to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) in its Piana Nonwovens facilities. The RCS is an internationally recognised standard that verifies recycled content and tracks it throughout the supply chain to the final product.
Developed by Textile Exchange, a global non-profit organisation advancing preferred fibres and materials, RCS certification has increased the use of recycled content across the textile industry. A recycled content claim may only be made for materials that have been recovered or otherwise diverted from the solid waste stream. The certification process requires partners to meet standard compliance at each stage of the supply chain, beginning with the raw material (or recycling) suppliers and ending with the final seller in a business-to-business transaction, Piana said in a press release.
“The RCS certification is a great step forward in Piana Technology’s overarching goal to achieve sustainability in our materials and the circularity of our products. We will now have peace of mind knowing that the materials we source have fewer impacts than their conventional counterparts, pushing us forward in our sustainability mission. By reaching RCS certification, Piana Nonwovens joins a growing group of environmentally responsible organizations on the path to sustainability,” Piana Technology’s sustainability manager, Michael Savarie said in a statement.
The newly certified facilities in Cartersville, GA and San Luis, AZ are qualified to receive, produce, and sell RCS products that adhere to the standards’ strict requirements. It allows for the integration of recycled inputs into the ecologically sound manufacturing practices and operations at Piana Nonwovens.