THE CONSCIOUS COLLECTION

Paying attention to the sustainability of consumption and production is one of the themes that influences society in this century, as is the awareness to limit the use of natural resources, that must be protected and preserved.

Fashion is one of the sectors that most uses the natural and human resources of our planet and, for this reason, it is increasingly urgent to modify our materials and production methods

We, Centro Accessori, want to do our part. We want to inspire our partners and show that fashion can be eco-friendly in our raw materials and finished products, and can be at the center of a circular economy with very low environmental impact. On the following pages you will find the first complete collection of eco-sustainable products for footwear and leather goods, present on the market.

The Conscious Collection is inspired by the breathtaking beauty of nature and our responsibility to preserve it. We commit to research sustainable and recyclable products with a neutral CO2 emission or biodegradable, with the lowest possible environmental impact. We constantly test innovative materials, support small start-ups to discover new possibilities for the fashion industry. Our aim is to set new standards in the production of accessories and create new products and environmentally sustainable production techniques.

Centro Accessori supports this collection with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN and achievable by 2030.

Liberty of choice

Environmental sustainability is synonymous with Circular Economy and its implementation requires fashion designers to commit to designing products that, at the end of their life cycle, can be recycled or composted. It is up to the designers to choose materials that can be subsequently returned to the production cycle or that can minimize the impact on the  environment, without generating landfill waste.

Centro Accessori wants to be your competitive factor for the sustainability of your collections. To support all aspects of sustainability, we have declined our product collection into:

GREEN Collection

It represents our proposal of eco-friendly products for fashion production, with a particular focus on natural, organic, sustainable, non-toxic and biodegradable raw materials, which guarantee a minimum environmental impact at the end of their life cycle.

REBORN Collection

Our search for recycled materials allowed us to give them a second life as raw materials and accessories for footwear and leather goods. The aim is to eliminate the amount of materials that would fill the landfills. We focus on recycled and recyclable raw materials of different types, tested and certified. We are constantly looking for innovative materials, also supporting niche pilot projects aimed at creating new paths for the fashion industry.

Our proposal therefore includes new concept materials, which have been carefully tested to guarantee the highest quality and suitability for use in the fashion world. We let ourselves be inspired by ideas outside our sector, discovering interesting innovations that challenge the state of the art and generate new eco-sustainable possibilities for the whole fashion world.

GREEN

Reinforcements Green

Our reinforcements combine the natural cotton, a biodegradable, regenerable and recyclable material, with the innovation of a completely biodegradable thermal activation adhesive.

JERSEY 170 TP/BIO:
Biodegradable – Vegan – Non-toxic

JERSEY 300 TP/BIO:
Biodegradable – Vegan – Non-toxic

BRUSHED FELIX TP/BIO:
Biodegradable – Vegan – Non-toxic

DRILL TP/BIO:
Biodegradable – Vegan – Non-toxic

REPS TP/BIO:
Biodegradable – Vegan – Non-toxic

CANAPINA TP/BIO:
Biodegradable – Vegan – Non-toxic

Trimmings Green

Starting from biologically cultivated cotton and working with the mercerization process, we obtain 100% organic trimmings with a brilliant appearance and a permanent shine. All GREEN trimmings, both in the raw and colored versions, have obtained the GOTS and ICEA certifications, which guarantee high quality while respecting the environment.

GROS GRAIN COTTON BIO SC:
Organic – Biodegradable – Vegan – Recyclable
Non-toxic – Traceable

GROS GRAIN COTTON BIO SB:
Organic – Biodegradable – Vegan – Recyclable
Non-toxic – Traceable

Laces Green

Our collection of GREEN footwear laces combines the beauty of natural materials with the quality and style needed for fashion products. The laces can be produced in variable lengths, according to customer needs, and can be pointed with metal or acrylic tips.

The acetate film used for puncturing and is certified as biodegradable, compostable and non-toxic (free of phthalic acid), therefore suitable for the production of sustainable footwear.

PIATTINA LACES IN ORGANIC COTTON SIMPLE AND WAXED
Organic – Biodegradable – Bio-based – Vegan
Non-toxic – Traceable

ROUND LACES IN ORGANIC COTTON SIMPLE AND WAXED
Organic – Biodegradable – Bio-based – Vegan
Non-toxic – Traceable

LACES IN NATURAL YUTE
Organic – Biodegradable – Bio-based – Vegan – Non-toxic

NATURAL LINEN LACES
Organic – Biodegradable – Bio-based – Vegan – Non-toxic

Fashion Collection Green

BIORESIN

Bioresina, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Bio-based – Recyclable – Vegan

This material obtained from the transformation of biomass can be cut and laser engraved and processed using machine tools. This allows us to create a vast range of customized accessories in shapes, processes and colors, which guarantee high quality and durability over time, stability of colors and gloss, respecting the environment.

NATURAL COLOR DYES

Coloranti, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Bio-based – Organic – Vegan – Biodegradable
Non-toxic –  Recyclable

Teknochim, a company of the Centro Accessori group, has created a wide range of natural dyes, obtained from processing organic chromophore plants in the Marche countryside. These dyes can be used for leathers, natural fabrics, rubber soles and other thermoplastic materials, guaranteeing excellent color retention and maintaining natural effects of the raw materials used.

REBORN

Padding Reborn

An innovative range of padding composed of polyester entirely recycled from PET bottles. REBORN padding guarantee softness, high thermal comfort and excellent durability.

COMFORTEMP XR13
Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

COMFORTEMP X14
Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

COMFORTEMP X10
Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

Yarn Reborn

From the recycled and expertly worked polyester comes the Reborn yarn, a 3-ply twisted thread that guarantees maximum toughness and high flowability.

At the moment our yarns are in an advanced phase of experimentation, up to the test level. This will soon allow them to be placed on the market, with the best features.

Zippers Reborn

REBORN hinges are made of recycled polyester, they are highly performing and resistant for applications on footwear, leather goods and clothing. They are available in different sizes and colors.

ZIPPERS REBORN S7
Recycled – Vegan – Non-toxic

ZIPPERS REBORN METALLO T3 – T5
Recycled – Vegan – Non-toxic

Trimmings Reborn

Our REBORN tapes are made of recycled polyester and are suitable for applications on footwear, bags and clothing. They are available in different sizes.

GROS GRAIN REBORN719
Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

Elastic Reborn

Our REBORN elastic bands are made of recycled polyester and are highly performing and resistant for applications on footwear, leather goods and clothing. They are available in different sizes and colors.

ELASTIC REBORN
Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

Laces Reborn

Our REBORN laces are made from 100% recycled cotton or polyester yarns. They can be produced in variable lengths, according to customer needs, and can be punctuated with metal or acrylic tips.

The acetate film used for puncturing is certified as biodegradable, compostable and non-toxic (free of phthalates), therefore suitable for the production of sustainable footwear.

PLAIN LACES IN RECYCLED COTTON
Recycled – Biodegradable – Bio-based – Vegan
Non-toxic – Traceable

FLAT LACES IN RECYCLED POLYESTER
Recycled – Vegan – Non-toxic

ROUND LACES IN RECYCLED POLYESTER
Recycled – Vegan – Non-toxic

Fabrics Reborn 

REBORN fabrics are produced using fibers obtained from recycled raw materials. Centro Accessori has established a partnership with SEAQUAL ™ for the distribution of fabrics produced with yarn obtained from PET made of recycled bottles which are fished in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea, through a controlled supply chain. Our fabrics help keep the environment clean and extend the life of highly recyclable raw materials. All fabrics can be customized in weight, weave and printing.

DAPHNE: Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

MARY RIBSTOP: Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

SNOWDROP: Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic

Fashion Collection Reborn

COCONUT HUSK

Cocco, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic
Biodegradable – Bio-based – Traceable

Our Coconut husk products are a great alternative to wood products. The material is made of sustainably- sourced, newly engineered wood made from coconut waste, supplying the global market with a formaldehyde-free, bio-based wood alternative. Coconut Husk Board has exceptional properties, surpassing industry standards for regular engineered woods and is made from a truly sustainable, renewable source: the waste of harvested coconuts. Good Hut will be committed to reducing our CO2 footprint and enriching the lives of locals in coconut-producing developing countries.

TETRA PAK RICICLATO

Tetra pak riciclato, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan

To support a circular economy we need to find innovative solutions to recycle post consumer waste. Over 1.4 billion food and drink containers known as “Tetra Pak” are collected each year in Italy and usually end up in landfills. Using a patent-protected production process for polylaminates PO-AL (plastic aluminum), allows for a new ecological plastic material with an interesting surface structure.

PLASTICA RICICLATA

Plastica riciclata, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan

One of the most readily available and cheapest sustainable materials is recycled plastic from pre-consumer industrial waste. It is plastic that keeps its characteristics intact and can be used to produce a very wide range of printed accessories: closures, loops, rings, inserts, cam stops, etc. Available in black, white, opaque and, on request, custom colors.

GRASPLAST

Grassplast, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan
Non-toxic –
 Bio-based

The Grasplast granulate is manufactured from 50% grass clippings and 50% recycled plastic. Using Agricultural waste for our accessories is all about sourcing natural and recyclable materials and developing new and interesting materials in the process. The result is an environmentally friendly plastic with visible natural fibers.

MILK PLASTIC

Milk plastic, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

Recycled – Recyclable – Non-toxic
Biodegradable – Bio-based

Plastic made of milk is a great example of rediscovering an old material or technique. This special plastic is based on casein, a part of the phosphor-proteins group that can be found in milk, It can be shaped and used for buttons and other accessories. Milk plastic was already known to the Egyptian culture and used to bind paints and other liquids. Starting from the begining of the 20th Century, it was commonly used to create ornaments and even some jewels for the Mary of England. Casein is a great example for a natural polymer that we can use without chemically modifying its characteristics. Casein’s natural color is a tainted white, which makes it possible to dye in vibrant colors.

Ecologic adhesives for LEATHER GOODS and FOOTWEAR

The ecological adhesives developed in the laboratories of our key partner Industrie Chimiche Forestali, are all water based and use polymers of natural or synthetic origin, based on the intended use. The water, evaporating during the production process, avoids the formation of volatile elements that are harmful to humans and cause air pollution, thus guaranteeing the best environmental friendliness of the bonding phases and a healthy and safe working environment.

Assembly and Finishing

FINISHING CREAMS 

Based on the research carried out by Teknochim, a company of the Centro Accessori group, a line of natural creams was born for the definition and finishing of leather products. These creams with cosmetic properties can be colored with NATURAL COLOR CULTURE pigments and customized according to customer requirements.
WAX CREAM: Brushable crème to utilize on less absorbent leathers. It gives a natural shine and a silky touch.
KARITE CREAM: Brushable creme to be used on absorbent leathers. It gives a natural shine and a silky touch.
CHAMOMILE CREAM: Brushable cream to be used as a first and / or second coat. It gives a brilliant shine and a silky touch.
WHEAT GERM CREAM: Brushable cream to be used as a first and / or second coat. It gives a brilliant shine and a silky touch.

NAILS IN VARIOUS SIZES FOR ASSEMBLYWe have a wide and complete range of nails for shoe assembly. The material used is totally recyclable.

Packaging

An important aspect not to be underestimated is the packaging of eco-sustainable products. The materials used for packaging have a very limited use over time and therefore need more attention so that they can be recycled and reused. Our range only includes products that use recycled and recyclable raw materials.

VELINA PAPER REBORN KL220: Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan – Non-toxic – Biodegradable

ECO PAPER ADESIVE TAPE: Bio-based – Vegan – Eco-friendly

Sustainable processing

Ricami con filato riciclato, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

EMBROIDERIES WITH RECYCLED YARN

We use recycled polyester thread for embroidering fabrics and leather. There are many to customize the colors, the design and the dimensions. The combination of embroidery with recycled thread and recycled polyester fabrics also guarantees the maximum recyclability of the finished product.

Recycled – Recyclable – Vegan

Stampa serigrafica con inchiostro di soia, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

SCREEN PRINTING WITH SOY INK

We have tested and developed screen printing with ecological soy-based ink. This type of ink, available in different colors, allows to obtain an excellent definition and resistance of the printed designs, while ensuring the maximum sustainability of the finished products. Like standard screen printing, it can be used on synthetic and natural materials

Bio-based – Vegan – Biodegradable – Non-toxic –  Recyclable

Ricami con filato riciclato, The Conscious Collection - Centro Accessori Spa

SUBLIMATION PRINTING WITH WATER-BASED INK

For our sublimation printing we use exclusively water-based ecological inks that, by evaporating, do not emit harmful volatile substances. This technique guarantees the maximum definition of colors and shades, while offering extreme resistance to scratches, washing and other external impacts. The water-based ink can be used for laces, ribbons, fabrics, braiding, etc., exclusively in polyester, both recycled and virgin.

Vegan – Biodegradable – Non-toxic