more than160  enterprises jointed the project

Our MISSION

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Protection of the recycled textile and of the enterprises that play an important role in these operations.

Our job is to create a resource from what is thought to be waste by others, that is to increase the value of pratese textile industry.

WE INCREASE THE VALUE OF RECYCLING

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Information on the first textile materials recognition

The products supplied by the companies associated to ASTRI, which deal with second raw textile raw materials, are the result of a process of regeneration of pre-consumption textile by-products (fibrous material that comes from the process of dry and spring fraying, filandre, cimmose, cuttings of packaging, waste in general, etc.) and post-consumption (rags in general). As per ordinary industrial practice…

Rags and second-hand clothes

AS.T.R.I wants to cooperate with charitable societies in order to reuse and recycle second-hand clothes. In this way, it is possible to produce textile products as woollen textile and much more. Even this activity, that pratese district has been doing for around hundred years, needs to be supported and preserved. Moreover, a thing to underline is that professional diseases caused…

Certification of recycling process

As.T.R.I. thinks that is extremely important to set up a certification of italian recycling process with admission to practice from enterprises that are involved in recycling. AS.T.R.I recognizes the leading role of these enterprises, in fact with the admission to practice, the exchange of goods during manifacturing would be simiplified. Nowadays the DM 264/13th October 2016 means too much bureaucracy…

Recycled textile chain

AS.T.R.I strongly believes in its recycled textile chain, that’s why it requires different regulations and meaning of textile made by raw materials and textile made by regenerated raw materials. In addition, AS.T.R.I doesn’t want the end of historical enterprises, that help the society to complete its working cycle with their machinery. Their disappearance would create difficulties for the textile industry.…

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To increase the value and give identity to the pratese textile industry

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“La normativa dice che tutto ciò he è riciclabile è rifiuto, noi andiamo contro questo slogan”

Simone Francioni

“Manca la consapevolezza chiara del valore e delle prospettive di questa storica produzione locale”

Fabrizio Tesi

“Dobbiamo unire le forze e valorizzare le enormi potenzialità del nostro distretto

Gabriele Innocenti

“Esiste un’alternativa al rifiuto ed è quello che Prato fa dal 1840, cioè il rigenerato.”

Sauro Guerri

“Il tessile ha l’economia circolare nel proprio DNA, è arrivato il momento dirlo al mondo”

Fabrizio Tesi

News

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Success of the Legambiente Toscana recycling forum in Prato

Last 24th November at the “Centri Pecci” in Prato took place the recycling forum, organized by Legambiente Toscana together with Tuscany Region, the Municipal District of Prato. More than 200 people took part in the forum. The first partecipant in the forum was Simona Bonafè (member of the European Parliament). The second was the mayor Matteo Biffoni (also president of…

La Nazione – Astri ready for the challenge of the DOC regenerated

Prato is the world capital of the regenerated textiles. It is known by people who live in Prato and who knows a lot about textlies, but neither national nor european politicians understand it yet. From this potential the Italian Textile and Recycling Association (AsTRI) was born in Prato this 2nd August. It is a voluntary movement, born thanks to the…

Prato, already more than 100 enterprises in AsTRI

More than 100 enterprises joined AsTRI, born to give an identity to the pratese textile industry and to increase the value of what Prato has been doing since 1840, that is to produce regenerated textiles. 112 partners who, together with the mayor Matteo Biffoni and the representatives of trade associations, took part in the first meeting. “To join in AS.T.R.I.…

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