Green fashion: Clerici Tessuto collaborates with Parley for the Oceans

Green fashion: Clerici Tessuto collaborates with Parley for the Oceans

July 15, 2020
Press Release: Clerici Tessuto

Clerici Tessuto and Parley for the Oceans, a leading environmental organization addressing major threats toward our oceans, have sealed an agreement to produce luxury fabrics using a GRS (Global Recycle Standard) polyester yarn, crafted using ​upcycled marine plastic debris intercepted from beaches, islands and coastal communities​

This agreement links high-end fabric production with Parley’s upcycled Ocean Plastic, aligning fashion and eco-innovation to help drive the material revolution needed to end marine plastic pollution. This approach follows and supports the Parley AIR Strategy to ‘Avoid, Intercept, Redesign’.

“We often see the fashion industry as a reflection of society, that purpose is the new luxury,” said Cyrill Gutsch, Parley founder and CEO. “Clerici Tessuto is ​one of the most important textiles manufacturers in the world for the luxury sector – this partnership strengthens the Parley mission to end the ‘toxic age’ and drive forward the ‘material revolution’ on a global scale. Together we ​invite consumers to join the movement which defines our future on this planet – one of creativity, collaboration and eco-innovation.”​

Clerici Tessuto worked to finetune the production and finishing process to reach the quality requested by the luxury segment and obtain the best features for this polyester based cloth.

“We are really delighted to collaborate with Parley, sharing similar values on protecting our ecosystems and contributing to save our planet for future generations by both daily behavior and our products,” said Stefano Bernasconi CEO at Clerici Tessuto. “Clerici Tessuto is able to produce high-quality and lasting luxury fabrics by mixing deep knowledge of the industry, top-level creativity and sustainable value chain. Parley is an amazing and inspiring movement able to design and realize initiatives focused on changing the perspective and mindset of consumers. With this agreement, Clerici Tessuto will transform the Parley GRS yarns into high-end fabrics dedicated to top worldwide brands for both beachwear and womenswear. Working together allows the two companies to contribute to the changes required by the fashion industry, enabling a transition toward a circular economy and create a better future by outstanding and impressive initiatives and fabrics.”

The rescheduled Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020 will take place at Cologne Messe, Germany, on Monday 9 November and Tuesday 10 November. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email

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