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Sustainability rating

Rated: 3 out of 6

Value Chain Textile accessories

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Company Info

Brand Name Sicels
Company size Start up
Category evaluated Textile accessories
Category Textile accessories
Established in: 2019
Website https://sicels.net/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sicels_cph/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sicels/
Next Sustainable Goals

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

3
Total goals
30/9/23
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
3
Goals to achieve
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Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

ENVIRONMENT
renewable energy
responsible consumption
climate action

Sustainability info

Sicels is a slow fashion studio based in Copenhagen, established late 2019 by Mariapia Mineo.

The brand is focusing on seasonless, timeless scarves designed in Copenhagen and ethically hand crafted in England. All scarves are designed in Copenhagen and printed in premium family run studios in Italy and England that, alongside sourcing only natural & sustainable textiles, is strongly committed to use innovative technology to reduce water usage and recycle excess dyes in the process. 


Value Chain

Sicels is very focused on raw materials sourcing: fabrics used on Sicels scarves range from the classic Silk twill and Crepe de Chine to Organic Peace silk, Merino virgin wool, Cotton voile and Ecovero Viscose.

All dyes used are water soluble and the fabrics are coated and prepared for printing using a mixture of natural products only. Branded viscose fibers are certified with the internationally recognized EU Ecolabel Lenzin and Ecovero. The wood pulp comes from forests that are located in Austria and Bavaria which are either certified with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC). The silk is sourced from India from certified Peace Silk supplier.

The brand as well as the Indian supplier are opposed to “regular” silk where the silk worm is boiled alive and toxic chemicals are used to degum the cocoon. The Indian suppliers have created a modern form of rural cooperation where it’s important to them that they treat the silk worms, themselves, their community and their environment with utmost care. By working as a co-op, the production is cleverly decentralized to allow the silk farmers, spinners, weavers etc. to work directly from their own areas. 

The production has been splitting between Italy and England. English suppliers are strongly committed to use innovative technology to reduce water usage and recycle excess dyes in the process.

Packaging is made by 90% recycled cardboard and it is printed with water-based ink and ready to be used again.


Certifications

Raw Materials ecovero peace silk GOTS
Packaging FSC 100% pefc

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 27 July 2021

Supply Chain Track


Raw Materials 1 Production 2 Packaging 3 Logistics 4
Made in China Made in Italy Made in Poland n.a.
1 56% of the collection Made in China. 13% of the collection Made in Austria. 16% of the collection Made in india. 6% Made in Italy.
2 63% of the collection Made in Italy. 36% of the collection Made in England.
3 80% of the collection Made in Poland. 20% of the collection Made in Lithuania.

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Durability
- Adopting fair work practices
- Minimal use of chemical elements
2 What would you like the priorities of your target customer to be?
- Quality/Design
- Sustainability
3 Is your communication correctly inspired by your degree of sustainability or do you think you could improve that?
I will focus on communicating how every step of the process is executed with focus on the highest quality and durability while reducing the impact on the environment . I would also like to communicate how producing very small quantities with European suppliers who are involved in keeping the process as sustainable as possible impacts on the price of the products but also "testifies" that everyone involved in the supply chain has been treated with fairness.
Next Sustainable Goals

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

3
Total
goals
30/9/23
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
3
Goals to achieve
Read more

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