ZeroBarracento

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ZERO WASTE OUTWEAR IN ITALY

 

ZEROBARRACENTO is a gender-neutral outerwear emerging brand engaged in promoting sustainability and designed to accompany them in the days of life when they truly feel like expressing themselves.

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They place extreme attention to design process. Usually, around 15% of textiles go wasted during production. By developing their zero-waste technique, they eliminate textile waste at the design stage. This is their unique approach at the core of our contribution to reduce the use of natural resources.

They make this statement by using the three principles: clean, essential and Italian lines.

Clean Materials

Only using top-quality materials that come from certified suppliers and hold a production/consumption chain that respects the circularity principles.

Essential Lines 

Each and every piece they design is self-complementary. They design outwear thinking about the life-cycle of our products. For this reason, they do not include any addition that might go to waste such as buttons, zippers or hooks.

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Made Sustainably in Italy 

We are proudly designed and made in a sustainable Italy. The top-class materials we use come from a sustainable production chain, which has enabled us to develop full traceability for our products.

To express its design in full, the minimalism of the selvedges and the very few seams are all a ZEROBARRACENTO piece really needs and celebrate the personality of those who wear it, no matter their age or gender.

 

Behind the 0 and 100 as their statements:

 0% of waste and 0% of gender.  100% sustainable in factual terms, 100% clean and 100% inclusive.

 Founder

Camilla Carrara born in 1991, originally from Milan completed her Bachelor in Fashion Design at Politecnico di Milano in July 2014, and her MA Sustainability in Fashion at Esmod Berlin in November 2015.

Camilla has worked as costume designer from 2011 for a theatre company called Per Aspera ad Astra. Her bachelor collections have been exhibited in group shows in Milan during the fashion weeks.

She recently won the third prize of the Recycling Design Preis for her Master project and she was semifinalist of the Eco Chic Design Award. In addition to this, she recently won a mentorship award from Manufactum and Messe Frankfurt offered her the possibility to exhibit her MA project Zerobarracento at the Green Showroom during the Berlin Fashion Week January 2016 and two have two outfits in the runway.

In July 2016, Camilla won a research scholarship offered by Salvatore Ferragamo and Fondazione per il Clima e la Sostenibilità Scholarship for the research project called Natural fibers, new materials and recovery of traditional crafts for the fashion industry that is ecologically and socially sustainable.

 
Camilla is currently working at C.L.A.S.S. eco hub having the chance to go deeper in the under- standing of the market and she is engaged in the planning and production of next Zerobarracento collection.

 

ZEROBARRACENTO Materials  

They make use of innovative and sustainable materials that have less impact on the planet. Some of them are:

Newlife™ - a unique and certified yarn engineered from 100% post-consumer bottles sourced, processed and spun into yarn exclusively made in Italy.
CertificationsOeko-Tex® Standard 100, GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

Re.VerSo™ - is a new production process that bridges science and technology to create high-quality wool and cashmere. 100% Made in Italy it is made by recovered textile waste handpicked from various brands and their linked factories.
Certifications: GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

Bemberg™ - Fil rouge of their collections is the precious electric blue lining 100% Bemberg™ BY Asahi Kasei and the cupro fiber selected by Brunello for the lining. Bemberg™ is a matchless and antistatic material, with a unique and precious touch and feel. Made from cotton linters bio-utility waste, it is biodegradable at its end of life and it has eco-toxicity certification by lnnovhubSSI.
Certifications: GRS (Global Recycled Standard), OEKO-TEX®️ Standard 100 and Eco-Mark.

 

ECO-PACKAGING  

ZEROBARRACENTO packaging is made of compostable mailers, eco-friendly tissues and stickers.
 
The compostable mailers are made from a combination of PBAT, a bio-based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular field corn and wheat straw. These are certified and incredibly low-impact resources.

Both the tissues and stickers are FSC Certified, acid free and made with soy-based inks.

 

Join us outside of gender, age and time. 

 

Responsibility at ZEROBARRACENTO  

At ZEROBARRACENTO sustainability has been at the core of the brand since the beginning through their design mission. From that, they continuously expand their attention into a traced supply chain, careful selection of sustainable materials and eco-packaging. As a small brand we hold the highest control over our suppliers.

Traceable Production  

Their mindful manufacturing means choosing factories that are near the raw materials so there’s less traveling involved. We also choose their suppliers based on the regions and cities they know that hold most expertise in working with sustainable materials; for example, for their organic and recycled wools they chose Biella and Prato districts.

SUSTAINABLE BRAND PLATFORM assists brands to evaluate their sustainability performance guaranteed by blockchain technology.

ZEROBARRACENTO has been rated as a sustainable brand and is part of Sustainable Brand Platform community.

 

AWARDS 

WORTH 2020 | The One Seasonless award for Mittelmoda 2019 | Createx Project 2019 | Mad Mood prize for Ethical Fashion at MFW 2017 | CCA, June 2016 | Recycling Design Preis 2015

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