The word sustainability carries a lot of weight, from day one we have worked to be as respectful as possible of the environment around us by setting ambitious goals.
Everything is made and produced in Italy as a guarantee of the highest quality.
Petri is committed to supporting Italian craftsmanship, in fact the shirts are produced through responsible production by independent Italian craftswomen who create the shirts following ancient textile traditions passed down from one generation to the next.
Petri shirts are made to last and do not follow fashions. Thus, in opposition to fast fashion that offers garments to be "worn out" within a few months.
Part of Petri's philosophy is to buy less but better, as our parents and grandparents once did.
For each Petri shirt model, only the best materials produced by Italian excellence are used, of natural origin, without the use of synthetic or harmful materials. This is why we are committed to working only with small to medium-sized companies that share our same values of excellence, attention and care for details.
We work almost and only with companies that limit the environmental impact of their activities as much as possible, designing and making fabrics that by the raw materials used and the way they are processed guarantee the end consumer about their sustainability.
Thus, natural materials are used for all Petri shirts, and in many of them environmentally friendly organic materials (GOTS):
LEFTOVER BEST ITALIAN FABRICS
We buy in the best Italian textile districts leftovers from the best companies in our fantastic territory. In this way Petri shirts, in addition to being made from the highest quality fabrics, respect the environment and share the concept of circular economy.
The 100% natural and environmentally friendly corozo buttons are made from washers taken from the dried nut of tropical palm from Ecuador. Because of its similarity in color and texture to ivory, corozo is also called vegetable ivory or Tagua.
REAL HORN BUTTONS
Horn buttons are made, with respect for animal protection, from buffalo horns mainly from the Indian and African areas. They are 100% natural and environmentally friendly.
HEMP AND LINEN
Hemp and linen fabrics are used for many of Petri's summer shirts, which represent two of the very few textile fibers that do not need to have organic certifications because they are by their very nature organic. In fact, the use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers is not necessary to grow them furthermore, their strong roots protect the soil from runoff and build and preserve underground structures. Water consumption for their cultivation is also very low and they keep the soil in excellent condition for any different other crops.
To conclude, hemp is also a hypoallergenic, durable and long-lived fiber.
In 2021 we were fortunate to learn about an Italian company, more specifically from Veneto, that produces the only sustainable denim in all of Europe. Making shirts using this fabric gives us great satisfaction because, in addition to having a very high quality, it has all the most important organic certifications.
Petri's denim shirts are thus produced with total respect for the environment.
When it comes to packaging, Petri also uses natural, recycled or 100 percent environmentally friendly materials.
The bags are made of recycled paper, the shirt box is made of paper (non-plasticized), and finally with fabric scraps from previous productions, shirt bags are created, which can be reused in a variety of ways in the future.