Sustainable development and ESG practices: a Masterclass

In a recent lecture at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan, Rino Mastrotto’s ESG Director Alberto Gallina met with students of the Master in Fashion Design during a masterclass centred on the topics of sustainable development and ESG practices in the sustainable processing and production of leather and textiles.


Alberto Gallina engaged the audience with his vast knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable leather and textile processing, emphasising the importance of incorporating sustainability measures at every stage of the production process to minimise environmental impact.


From the responsible sourcing of raw materials, ensuring the ethical treatment of animals and the preservation of biodiversity, to the initiatives taken to reduce the carbon footprint, such as the use of renewable energy sources, Rino Mastrotto’s vision has led the way, moving increasingly towards a circular economy approach.


Indeed, Gallina emphasised the importance of recycling and upcycling of leather and fabric waste, illustrating how Rino Mastrotto is actively engaged in researching and developing innovative methods of reusing and regenerating waste materials, transforming them into valuable resources.


Through its involvement in training courses, Rino Mastrotto nurtures the talent of future fashion designers to help incorporate sustainable development issues and ESG practices into their creative processes. The masterclass is part of the group’s ongoing collaborations with leading fashion and design universities, including IED and Istituto Marangoni. This is a valuable contribution to students’ education, providing ideas and knowledge to incorporate eco-conscious practices from the initial design phase to the final product.

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