Italian company Radici Group promotes efforts and investments devoted to measuring sustainability in fashion. The company aims to raise awareness among designers and fashion operators on the importance of backing sustainability strategies with sound, impartial data. RadiciGroup specialises in chemicals, plastics,synthetic fibres and nonwovens. RadiciGroup believes measuring sustainability is a profitable investment in the medium and long term and the key precondition for creating a truly sustainable production chain in the light of circular economy and eco-design.

Universally recognised measurement instruments, such as life-cycle assessment (LCA), can offer any kind of organisation a valuable tool to assess environmental impacts. Various degrees of deepening are possible, suitable to small, medium and big-sized companies, along with the possibility, which is not an obligation, of third party certification.

Data are fundamental to get an overview of impacts, to spot highimpact processes on which to invest, to compare various types of fibres, to back sustainable claims with data, not with impressions or beliefs. Life-cycle assessment is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling. Designers use this process to help critique their products.