ZILVER is a ready-to-wear brand created by a team that believes in responsibility. Founded by designer and creative director Pedro Lourenço, ZILVER was born of a generation unafraid of change. ZILVER is a mindset. One that starts the conversation. What are we consuming? What are we making? What is our legacy? Solution finding, even when the answer is a long way off. Constantly evolving. Knowing that to Be Better is better than striving for perfection.
It is a commitment to improving fashion’s sustainability, sourcing and social responsibility. A call for change. An understanding of our, and the world’s limitations. ZILVER is knowledge. We empower our customers with the information they need to make more conscious decisions. And we share our own successes (and challenges) with the industry to empower others to find solutions.
As part of ZILVER’s commitment towards sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will continue to share all supplier and material information in our collections on our website, social media and garment tags. Since its inception ZILVER has been working closely with Eco Age @ecoage to ensure best practice and certification criteria are met.
Please see a summary of carefully considered materials used in ZILVER’s launch collection:
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton: The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain & requires compliance with social criteria
Traceable Wool: sourced responsibly, considering animal welfare and sustainable land management
Organic Leather: free from chrome and OCS (Organic Content Standard) certified, assuring that it has been produced without the use of harmful chemicals
Milk Fibre: sourced from dairy industry waste, this innovative organic yarn is made from casein
Recycled Polyester: “Newlife™ a complete & certified system of recycled polyester filament yarns from post-consumer bottles
Recycled Denim: post-industrial recycled denim
Recycled Nylon EcoAlf: from reprocessed discarded nylon waste from the nylon production process
Regenerated Nylon: ECONYL®: Nylon waste from landfills and oceans around the world is transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again
Corozo: Corozo is a 100% natural product with a similar consistency to hard resin. Also known as tagua, it is often referred to as “vegetable ivory.” At a microscopic level, corozo is made up of very tightly wound organic fibres which give it excellent durability and scratch resistance ideal for buttons
Organic Georgette: GOTS Certified
BCI Cotton: an initiative that promotes better standards by training farmers on how to use water efficiently, care for the health of the soil and natural habitats, minimise the impact of harmful crop protection practices, preserve fibre quality & apply decent work principles
Recycled Silver: EcoSilver produced from 100% recycled and scrap silver products
With over a century of production experience working with the most demanding Italian and foreign clothes manufacturers, Expe Ego has brought its product, quality and service to a prime level, consolidating industrial planning to focus mainly on yarn-dyed products.
Atlantic Mills recycles 100% of its own water in its finishing machines and promotes low water use in dyeing. Farmers pulling cotton are guaranteed fair working conditions and treatment through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).
Lampo’s production cycle is orientated to reduce waste and enhance its use in subsequent production. For the past 10 years all of its products have had the Oeko-Tex certification.
Centro Seta has over 20 years of experience with “made in Italy”. With their expertise in high quality raw materials and innovative technology these elements have defined the company’s excellence and style identity in terms of high-end textiles. Their production process has always been focused on high quality with constant research of innovative materials and processes to integrate newness into their historic 100% silk collection.
This Spanish company arose from the founder Javier Goyeneche’s frustration with the excessive use of the world’s natural resources and the amount of waste produced by industrialized countries. EcoAlf is primarily a sustainable fashion brand which utilises breakthrough technology to create entirely recycled materials with the same quality, design and technical properties as the best non-recycled products. This way EcoAlf show that there is no need to use our world´s natural resources in a careless way.
Carvico S.p.A. has always stood out for its high-tech brand DNA since the beginning. Their commitment to environmental sustainability is reflected in their certifications from ISO, OEKO-TEX and Global Recycled Standards.
Tärnsjö Garveri employs a small team of individuals with unsurpassed knowledge and experience in the art of vegetable tanning and saddlery. Over the last 140 years they have mastered the art and craft of both vegetable tanning and saddlery. Their work produces an aesthetic that sets the standard for high quality leather all around the globe. Their vision is that through their inheritance of craftsmanship and the use of natural raw materials they produce a premium product with the least environmental impact possible.
Courtney & Co.
Courtney & Co is committed to reviving the button-making industry in the UK specialising in buttons made from the finest natural raw materials. Using historic patterns and traditional techniques, Courtney & Co is committed to bringing our heritage to life, restore the specialist skills involved whilst preserving our environment.
Euromaglia srl was founded in 1980 as a family business specialising in Jersey, knits and woven materials that are sold all over the world. Their main characteristics are innovation, experimentation and in-depth research. Euromagilia proudly makes all of its products in Italy