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Risacca will be the first laboratory specializing in the reuse and recycling of fishing nets in Mazara del Vallo (TP), Sicily, conceived as a real social tailor’s shop where artisans and local operators take care of every phase of product regeneration, transforming scraps into furnishing and design objects.
Giglio.com, a global destination for luxury fashion, confirms its ESG commitment and launches the sustainable project Risacca x Giglio.com: Proudly re-made in the Mediterranean with a collection of genderless eco-bags created thanks to the reuse of fishing nets abandoned at sea.
The eco-bags, created in collaboration with Risacca – a circular economy project whose mission is to safeguard the marine environment, through the recovery and recycling of fishing nets – can be purchased by customers through the Company’s platform. The entire proceeds will be donated to the Risacca Lab project for the construction of an artisan laboratory, with the aim of producing new products and everyday objects, giving a second life to the waste found at sea.
“Always inspired by the Mediterranean, Risacca x Giglio.com is the synthesis of the values that most represent our roots: environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness. The sea, a space that unites and a place of rebirth, is a heritage of inestimable value that we want to protect and safeguard. Every year in Mazara del Vallo (Trapani) alone ten tons of fishing nets are abandoned and thanks to the collaboration with Risacca we are contributing to their recycling and to create the first artisan workshop in the heart of the Mediterranean, generating work in a sustainable way. ” Commented Giuseppe Giglio, President and CEO of Giglio.com.
Risacca will be the first laboratory specializing in the reuse and recycling of fishing nets in Mazara del Vallo (TP), Sicily, conceived as a real social tailor’s shop where artisans and local operators take care of every phase of product regeneration, transforming scraps into furnishing and design objects. The idea stems from the ambition of three young entrepreneurs to generate a social and environmental impact for the entire community, aggravated by the costs of disposing of the fishing nets that are discarded every year in Mazara.
Protecting the environment from a circular economy perspective, but not only: the Risacca Project, in fact, aims to produce positive externalities on the entire local ecosystem, introducing an innovative element that creates new job opportunities in a territory historically linked to fishing industry, and which for several years has been affected by growing unemployment and a decline in related industries.
“Solutions generate impact only if shared. One year after the birth of the Risacca project, we are thrilled to present together with Giglio.com this caspule collection made of recovered, regenerated and handcrafted net, the result of research carried out together with fishermen and artisans of the Mazara del Vallo community for the protection of sea. These products are a synthesis of our mission in the world, where the circular economy exercised with an inclusive approach can generate environmental, social and cultural impact. ” The founders of Risacca, Carlo Roccafiorita, Federica Ditta and Cristiano Pesca declare.
Giglio.com, a company active in the online sales sector for multi-brand luxury fashion on a global scale, is a style destination that reaches its customers in over 150 countries, hosting some of the most prestigious fashion and luxury brands for women and men. and child. The Company’s activity was born in 1965 with the Giglio family, owner of high fashion boutiques in the city of Palermo, who in 1996 launched the first online fashion store in Italy, placing themselves among the pioneers of the sector in our country.
Giglio.com positions itself as an international e-tailer active in the fashion & luxury sector thanks to a proprietary platform, developed and managed internally with innovative technological solutions. Today Giglio.com is a community of independent boutiques that share the same values by constantly dedicating themselves to the search for beauty and innovation and offering collections from the most creative and iconic designers.