With 130 years of business under its belt, Berto has proved to be a sustainable player in the denim market. The Italian mill is now working to ensure that its manufacturing practices achieve sustainable products.
For Autumn/Winter 2018, Berto is offering Bio Eco Denim, a collection of denim made with GOTS certified organic cotton and GOTS certified organic indigo dye.
Berto says the organic cotton is grown using methods will a low environmental impact. During the cultivation of organic cotton, neither pesticides nor chemical fertilizers are used. The cultivation process also requires less amount of water and helps prevent water contamination.
The organic indigo dye used in the collection stems from the processing of the leaves of the plant Indigofera Tinctoria. The cultivation of these plants occurs in the total exclusion of harmful chemicals while respecting the environment. The indigo dye is extracted from the leaves through a process of bio-fermentation in water.
The substances used throughout the production process are Reach approved.