MATERIALS: THE ECO PADDINGS
Over the years we have selected numerous environmentally friendly filling alternatives, among them Ecodown by Comfortemp®, Valtherm® and Sorona® by Dupont®. Ecodown and Valtherm® are polyester fillings with a high percentage of recycled material: softness and fill power are fully comparable to down. Sorona®, on the other hand, is a polyester filling made from 37% plant-based materials.
Over the years we created traditions and know-how that we pass on through the garments we produce. Style, cuts, embroidery, appliqués, fit are just some of the ingredients that tell of our world of working hands.
MATERIALS: ORGANIC COTTON
A percentage of the cotton used in the collection is certified organic cotton fibre. The garments made by organic cotton are marked with the appropriate label, which is a guarantee of the organic origin of the cotton, as well as the production process of the raw material. The certification covers the entire supply chain, starting with the supplier's compliance with high standards related to the quality of work and the use and reuse of resources.
GENERATION TO GENERATION
The durability of garments has always been intrinsic to our product, which is designed, developed and manufactured to last through the years and pass from generation to generation. The attention to the garment care and maintenance is part of the focus on their use and life.
MATERIALS: THE DOWN FILL
The down garments are made with duck feathers from certified farms, in compliance with the international RDS (Responsible Down Standard): an independent certification audited by animal rights associations. The down used is class 1 and guarantees a fill power of 700. Find out how to care for your down garments and how to wash them easily at home.
MATERIALS: THE WOOL
The merino wool of Il Gufo collections has the innate qualities of biodegradability, breathability, easy care and durability, it is certified by WOOLMARK® (from the autumn-winter 2022 collection) and SUSTAINAWOOL®, thus guaranteeing high quality standards, certified origin and the 'CUSTODY CHAIN', a system that allows to trace the finished sweater back to the name of the sheep. Find out how to take care of your wool garments through an easy and surprising guide.
Teddy & Minou Collection
Since spring summer 2022 an entire collection has been dedicated (Teddy & Minou) to the development of an upcycling project, choosing to give fabrics a second life, a second chance, to celebrate their timeless value.
SPRING 2022 COLLECTION
PART 1 #ILGUFOECOFARM
What if educating about the environment started over with children? Little ones, who are exceptionally sensitive to their surroundings and have boundless imagination, are ready to pave the way towards a society in which the natural world and the city are no longer polar opposites.
In 2021, Il Gufo announced a partnership with the British pre-loved garment platform KIDSWEARCOLLECTIVE.com, to "close the loop" and support all customers wishing to sell their pre-loved garments. Around 3% of each sale is donated to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
MATERIALS: SENSITIVE FABRICS
The most impactful form of sustainability involves the production processes: SENSITIVE® FABRIC is born from this principle, combining high performance. Compared to COTTON, the production of SENSITIVE® FABRIC involves: - 55% water use, -76% energy to obtain a product: no ironing, - 55% drying time, x3 durable.