The pursuit of quality has always been at the centre of our work. There can be no quality without responsibility. With this in mind, in 2012 we started a research project dedicated to investigating how we can reduce the CO2 emissions of our mannequins.
For this we instructed the Politecnico of Milano to conduct the analysis of the life cycle of our mannequins, examining and measuring the impact of each stage of our work: from pre-production to industrial production, packing and dispatch of the products around the world, to their end-of-life.
Based on these results, we defined a strategy dedicated to act on the factors responsible for the largest environmental impact of our product.
We set ourselves the goal of designing and creating the first mannequin made from natural and biodegradable materials.
We chose as partners some of the most innovative materials research bodies for the development of bio-based polymers and natural paints that led us to get the BPlast: a Bio Polymer made for the 72% from sugar cane and BPaint, a range of paints 100% of vegetable origin.
We imagined a different way of creating our mannequins.
Through research we have transformed sugarcane into BPlast to make the objects we love.
Our mannequins wear clothes, dwelling in store windows to show the world the beauty of fashion. And when, at the end of their journey, they are ready to be replaced by new figures, they biodegrade, to refuel another cycle.
Bonaveri present BNatural, the first ever eco-mannequin made from BPlast® and BPaint®.
BPlast® is a bio-based polymer made from a 72% sugar cane derivative.
The production of mannequins in BPlast reduces CO2 emissions compared to commonly used petrochemical plastics over the lifecycle of the product.
BPaint is a color range made exclusively by Bonaveri from 100% natural plant based resins and oils. We use plant based, phosphorous-free surfactants and solvents from orange peel and desiccant-free cobalt salts and naphtha.
Our manufacturing operations were assessed against Eco-Age’s GCC Principles of Sustainable Excellence, covering social welfare, environmental protection, training provision and security for workers.
It has been a difficult path full of surprises; but thanks to commitment and expertise we are able to offer our customers a product which is environmentally conscious and aesthetically impeccable.
BPlast and BPaint are not a point of arrival, but a first step towards a different way of thinking about our work, to combine ethics and aesthetics and testify that a different future is possible.