Soft accessories Div.
High Class details make the Style.
The cashmere & soft accessories division has historically made products of the highest quality.
They’re part of our core business and therefore a great source of pride for the company, along with our range of ties. The soft accessories division draws inspiration from silk-making traditions with products such as scarves and foulards, shawls, bandanas and pocket squares made from silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, linen and other fine fibers, paying particular attention to innovative and environmentally sustainable industrial processes.
We believe that experimentation is the basis for inspiration and research which, together with our excellence in international fashion, make Canepa a leader in the sector: we offer an extended range of apparel unique in its kind, covering different categories and types of products.
With our collection of over 150 jacquard patterns, along with exclusive high-end prints and an output of 700,000 items, our company can meet the most diverse market needs. Furthermore, with our innovative industrial processes, SAVEtheWATER® and Kitotex, the goal now more than ever is to create more aware products in terms of their respect for the environment and to improve people’s quality of everyday life.
Creativity that leaves its mark
Our collections range from classic styles to the latest designs, right down to every last detail which makes the difference on haute couture catwalks. When we talk about elegance, don’t forget about the neck. Every Canepa creation combines our designers’ original ideas with our technology that always gives our industrial production the highest quality for the processing of silk, wool, cashmere and other fine fibers.
Here at the Canepa Group, our designs are also exclusively developed by working from our research in our highly valuable archives and drawing inspiration from the season’s trend books. However, we always collaborate closely with our perceptive creative staff who can satisfy even the most unusual requests.
Innovation in the industrial process and patents for a more sustainable fashion
Canepa devotes special attention to the processing of silk for tie manufacturing. The patented process developed by Canepa and Tinteco enhances the silk used for making ties, with a much lower environmental impact and use of resources at source than in the traditional process. Canepa’s patented process eliminates methacrylamide, a toxin and neurotoxin, by replacing it with a substance that is non-toxic, biocompatible, and which uses a polymer that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Comparing the new process with the traditional one: The material output is close to 100% compared to 80%, Residual waste is 0 compared to 20%, The silk does not turn yellow, unlike in the traditional process There is no need to use whitening agents such as hydrosulphites, which are necessary in the traditional process. The finishing and dying process lasts 4 hours, compared to 7 hours, 85 liters of water per kg of silk are required compared to 131 liters, 6 water changes are required compared to 9, The silk is under less stress, while in the traditional process the silk undergoes greater stress and is prone to peeling. The new process allows water and energy saving levels equal to 40%, with a consequent reduction of CO2 emissions to 40%.
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