Your encounter with marble …
Starting from the origins, Fili Pari was born at the Polytechnic University of Milan, where both founders were studying for a Master Degree in Design for the Fashion system. The project originated from the desire to create a link between the Italian territory and the fashion industry. Marble is a natural element, the excellence of “Made in Italy” that communicates the territory, its history and its evolutions and moves the strong but little known industrial stone district. Used in art, architecture and design, Marble is an element that characterizes our peninsula, but has never been used in the textile sector, if not as inspiration, recreating its veins through printing.
Here the challenge began, to create a link between the marble district and the textile sector, retrieving the waste from the former and transforming it into an opportunity with the circular economy in mind.
Your garments are not only sustainable, but also high-performance like technical garments.
What makes this combination possible?
Thanks to cutting-edge technologies for the exploitation of marble powder, the founders managed to patent MARM \ MORE®, a material that recovers products and by-products of the marble industry, combining technical performance with unique aesthetic effects. Marble is pulverised very finely, added to a recipe that is part liquid and then it dries into a thin microfilm, which is matched with a fabric. These microfilms usually have a base that is 100% synthetic and are used to make the fabric waterproof. Thanks to MARM \ MORE®, up to 50% of the synthetic component can be replaced by recycled marble powder, reducing the impact of the garment itself. In addition, all our materials have completely natural colouring or aesthetic effects, thanks to the type of marble used, removing all the chemical colouring agents. Thus, we have combined performance, sustainability and aesthetics.