Cim Italy, Sustainability and ethics

CIM Italy strongly believes that environment and health safeguard is a key value for the community as well as a functional one in terms of corporate growth. Yet the regulation activity should concern every country worldwide

“Despite the complicated socioeconomic context, due to the long pandemic emergency, CIM Italy has not been idle,” stated the firm’s owner, Stefano Innocenti, at the latest edition of Lineapelle, satisfied with the results achieved in terms of stand attendance. “Our supply of products featuring repetitive and durable properties has never faltered, and this feat has given us the chance to stay afloat. Even though production has slowed down, the same can’t be said about the R&D department, especially sustainability-wise.” Besides using solely certified, recycled materials in variable percentage, the Lombardy-based enterprise, specialized in the manufacturing of studs and small metal accessories for the fashion sector, has been replacing part of plastics and acrylics with woods proceeding from crops for industrial use. “The main goal,” confirmed Innocenti, “lies in the development of a range of fully recyclable articles, some conceived to be fully disposable as well. However, it is still too early to talk about this project, because we are dealing with some difficulties concerning mainly the galvanic process. There is a lot of work to do “behind the curtain” in order to reach the aesthetic as well as performance- related standards demanded by high-end fashion brands. In my opinion, rather than pursuing the biodegradability chimera, I am far more inclined to implement the required regulations in those developing countries that are not fulfilling their duties when it comes to climate and environmental safeguard.”
As for the strategic element of the “raw materials emergency”, Stefano Innocenti has a clear-cut perspective. “It is not the provision issue that has been affecting deeply the sector, but rather the increase in prices, from plastic polymers to metals. The price of brass, a material we use often, has grown by 20-30%, the cost of other materials has even doubled. I believe that this is a huge speculation, whose effects could continue in the long term.”


Stefano Innocenti, Ceo Cim Italy