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November 18, 2020

BIOFUSION

Albini Group has always been committed to researching and selecting the best raw materials and to study how to grow them optimally. 

BIOFUSION® is a unique and exclusive project which combines the know-how of Albini Group with the passion of cotton growers and is based on quality, traceability and the guarantee of an ethical and sustainable production. 

BIOFUSION®

The scientifically traceable

Organic cotton

Exclusively grown by the Albini Group 

 

How was the BIOFUSION project born?

The first project for the exclusive cultivation of BIOFUSION® organic cotton was born thanks to the experience acquired by the Albini Group in the selection of the best raw materials and in the direct cultivation of cotton and thanks to a close collaboration with six American farmers located in Texas, New Mexico and California.

Furthermore, with one of these farmers, an innovative drip irrigation method was developed. It consists in slowly administering small amounts of water in the soil near the plant and directly into the root zone. Drip irrigation minimizes water consumption and avoids waste. 

The project is coordinated by Daniele Arioldi and Francesco Bianchetti, respectively President and Commercial Director of ICA (I Cotoni di Albini S.p.A.), the Albini Group company dedicated to the selection of raw materials and yarns, created with the aim to obtain the direct and complete control over the production chain.

Furthermore, the cotton farms are supervised on site by Jeff Elder (former Managing Director of Oritain North America and former Vice President of J.G. Boswell Company) as Head of the Albini Group’s Cotton Hub in the United States, to ensure compliance with ethical and quality standards.

What is BIOFUSION?

BIOFUSION® is a blend of two American organic cottons, specifically Supima®, the finest American Extra-Long Staple cotton, and Upland, a long-staple cotton of the highest quality. 

BIOFUSION® is a scientifically traceable organic cotton, thanks to an innovative method based on forensic science. 

Albini Group directly manages and controls these cotton farms, in collaboration with American growers, with the aim of ensuring full compliance with the law, high quality standards and the traceability of the production chain. 

What is organic cotton?

To be defined as “organic”, a cotton must come from organic plantations that meet the following requirements:

  • The cultivated land has produced exclusively organic products for the previous three years; 
  • The seed is GMO-free; 
  • Chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides are not used; 
  • The defoliation is natural. 

The cultivation methods of BIOFUSION® cotton strictly follow all these requirements.

Which fabrics can be made with BIOFUSION?

The Albini Group fabrics in BIOFUSION® cotton have been created for all types of clothing and for a total look: from shirting fabrics to clothing-weight ones ideal for suits, jackets and trousers. 

Furthermore, thanks to the know-how of ICA, the Albini Group company specialized in the production and sale of high-end yarns, we offer BIOFUSION® yarns for the worlds of fashion, hosiery, sports and furniture. 

Which certifications accompany fabrics made with BIOFUSION?

Albini Group fabrics in BIOFUSION® cotton are accompanied by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification which guarantees that the yarns are made with organic cotton. By December 2020, the fabrics will be certified also by Organic Content Standard (OCS).

BIOFUSION® cotton is scientifically traceable by Oritain™, a third-party certifier and world leader in using forensic science to prove origin. This ensures the verification of origin at all stages of the production process.

What does "scientifically traceable" mean?

The tracing process begins with collecting the cotton samples from the crop field. The samples are analyzed by Oritain™ using forensic science to test the chemical properties of the cotton fiber. By means of statistical models, these data are transformed into a unique Origin Fingerprint for that cotton and for the environment from which it comes. The product can be checked at any stage of the production chain to verify that it is compatible with its original Origin Fingerprint: only an exact match proves that the product is authentic. 

Thanks to this process, the product is traced from the field to the fabric: not only a guarantee of its origin, but also of its quality and of an ethical and sustainable production. 

INTERESTED IN BIOFUSION®? CONTACT US

  info@albinigroup.com

  +39 035 777 111

  Via Dr. Silvio Albini 1, 24021 Albino (BG), Italia

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