Minardi Piume believes that it is the responsibility of each of us to create a better world. This is why we double-check our suppliers, to be sure that they share our same values and care for animals. Not everybody knows that down and feathers are by-products of the food industry and that our mission consists in improving this “pre-consumer waste” turning it into one of the most exclusive products in the world. Processing down and feathers is therefore a revalua-tion process to obtain a highly prized product. Our commitment goes even further: we are developing an environment friendly production, which consistently reduced waste and pollution for many years.
No live plucking
Minardi Piume strongly condemns any form of live plucking. Rigorous checks at the origin and our deep know-how of raw material as well as regular external audits ensure that our production chain is free from any form of harmful prac-tices against animals.
Reprocessed down and feathers
The life cycle of down and feathers is endless. We are the only company in Italy equipped with a complete production chain to reprocess down and feathers. After recovering the filling material from “post-consumer waste”, we wash and sanitize it to give it a new sustainable and world friendly life. Our reprocessed down and feathers articles are certified according to the GRS (Global Recycled Standard, TextileExchange)
For those who do not want to use animal products but demand the same sustainable and authentic features of down and feathers, our unfaltering research selects and processes 100% vegetable fibres.
Part of the factory’s energy supply is provided by 1700 m2 of solar panels, which reduce our CO2 output by some 7830 KG a month.
Thanks to a woodchips biomass cogenerator, we simultaneously produce energy and heat, which are totally used for our production processes.
Fertilizers for agriculture
Nothing is thrown away: thanks to its high content of slow release nitrogen, we even transform our production waste in organic fertilizers for agricultural use.