Luigi Candiani founded the Candiani mill in Robecchetto con Induno, a small town located halfway between Milan and Genoa, where denim was born 500 years ago, and where we are still producing it today.
We take part in several multi-stakeholder initiatives, in order to share our knowledge and promote change throughout the whole textile manufacturing sector. We additionally collaborate with the UNITED NATIONS, acting as expert consultants for UNECE for the creation of tools and guidelines related to transparency and traceability for the fashion industry. Together with the SDA Bocconi Sustainability Lab, we are also creating tools to measure and implement circularity as part of the Monitor for Circular Fashion.
Alberto Candiani is one of the founding members of the Transformers Foundation and serves on its Founding Board. Thanks to its collaboration with several industry experts, including farmers, suppliers of chemical products, and textile and jeans manufacturers, the Transformers Foundation is establishing itself as the primary benchmark for brands and industry professionals, promoting positive change within the jeans and denim manufacturing industry.
Training, education and sustainability should go hand in hand. Providing training to staff, as well as educating consumers and, more in general, the younger generations, is key to the achievement of a collective awareness for the protection of the planet. We have ongoing collaborations with universities in order to share our research with professors, students and partners.
Amsterdam Fashion Institute (NL)
Politecnico di Milano (ITA)
SDA Bocconi (ITA)
Jeans School (NL)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (ITA)
Central Saint Martins (UK)
Kingston University (UK)
Ravensbourne University (UK)
Milano Fashion Institute (ITA)
All our innovative fabrics can be traced on the Respect-code.org website, owned by a traceability company specialised in supply chain mapping and product traceability. With Product DNA, we are able to offer our customers a simple and easy way to verify the quality and origins of our products.Find out more
We have created a responsible supplier network, in line with our sustainable production goals, in order to have a comprehensive overview of the whole value chain. We search and select partners who are committed to undertaking a path of continuous improvement and research. We build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with farmers and producers. We ask our suppliers to sign a Code of Conduct to ensure that they care about the well-being of workers, stakeholders, and everyone who is involved in the value chain as we do.Find out more
Every year, we conduct internal sample checks to guarantee that the standards defined by SA 8000 and ISO 14001, 9001, and 45001 certifications are constantly respected in our departments and production process.Find out more