For us working in fashion and luxury goods, MAKING is everything. Coming up with and creating that second skin for people to wear. Doing it in the best way, with taste, understanding and skill. Identifying and reading into the needs and wants of the moment, and even predicting them at times.
It’s a difficult challenge that we respond to in the Italian way, so that our way of making things, where innovation, increased traceability and complete transparency are key, is recognisable worldwide. The world is changing. And probably for the better. We have the considerable responsibility of preserving what makes us unique and staying true to ourselves, while never resting on our laurels. Making something in Italy, and for Italy, is a true honour.
The value and excellence of products Made in Italy depend on quality choices being made long before production begins. At Herno, these aspects hinge on the work of an in-house team: around 100 people including stylists, tailors, models and vendors. Many of them started at a very young age and some, luckily for us, have been here for decades cutting and sewing, passing down skills and expertise to younger generations and reinforcing the secrets of the Italian tradition we continue to preserve alongside the determination and dedication to do things well the Italian way.
Herno feathers and down come from the food chain and no form of plucking of live animals is allowed.
They are considered a waste product and we give these materials a second life, in the logic of a circular system of economy.
All our feathers and down have the DOWNPASS Certification means that for our products we only use feathers and down that were not sourced from live animals and were not obtained as a by-product of the foie-gras production and moreover they are retraceable to the rearing area, referring to certifications and Europeans laws with
– CE regulation N° 1069/2009
– EU regulation N° 142/2011
– Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification
– Italian health service authorization
– Pennsylvania Sterilization Permit
– our suppliers are members of the EDFA – European Down and Feather Associations.
Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006, known as REACH, is an integrated regulation for the registration, evaluation and authorisation
of chemicals, which aims to ensure greater protection of human health and the environment, while aspiring to maintain and enhance the competitiveness and innovative capabilities of the European chemicals industry.
OEKO-TEX® is a unique certification and testing standard applied to raw textile materials, semi-finished products and finished products, which marks products that do not present a health risk to consumers.
GRS (Global Recycle Standard), recognised as the leading international standard for the sustainable production of garments and textile products made from recycled materials.
PEF (Product Environmental Footprint detailed in Recommendation 2013/179/EU), a method regulating the calculation, assessment, validation and communication to all stakeholders of the environmental footprint of products and services, developed to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of organisations.
OHSAS 18001, which certifies health and safety management within a company