THE ALBERTO PLEDGE OF QUALITY
The ALBERTO label has a long tradition. We have been specializing in pants tailoring since 1922. Ever since the early days, the company has been showing that it has what it takes to create high-quality modern fashion: the experience of several generations of perfect craftsmanship combined with technological innovation and an unerring instinct for trends. Carefully selected materials and meticulous attention to every detail.
For us, quality and design are deeply ingrained principles which we live up to every day! By quality, we understand not only the use of high-quality fabrics and yarns, outstanding craftsmanship and perfect fit. We also see quality as ensuring that our pants contain no harmful substances and that our production processes and manufacturing conditions are unobjectionable.
STANDARD 100 BY OEKO-TEX®
ALBERTO’s Quality Promise
Of course our garments also boast the world renowned OEKO-TEX® seal, which, through its Standard 100, documents that textile products are being tested for contaminants throughout the entire manufacturing chain. Hence, customers can rest assured that ALBERTO clothing does not give rise to any kind of health concerns.
This seal confirms at a glance that our garments are made without prohibited dyes, heavy metals, or chemicals and other additives that would give rise to environmental and/or health concerns. However, from our perspective, the best feature of the OEKO-TEX® seal is that the Standard 100 Certificate has to be renewed every single year. We are under a mandate to present our quality promise for review at regular intervals and it must be re-certified. We do this with absolute conviction to provide the best protection for all who love ALBERTO‘s fashion lines.
- - The raw materials, fibers and filaments
- - The raw and finished yarns
- - Textile surface structures, raw and finished
- - Confectioned finished products
- - Textile and non-textile accessories
DEVELOPMENT & CONTROL
ALBERTO’s pants are developed in Germany at our headquarters in Mönchengladbach Germany.
Our company’s own laboratory also verifies the quality of all of our top fabrics, which are certified in compliance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® for their physical and chemical properties. We furthermore place a lot of emphasis on the longevity of the materials we use.
ALBERTO pants are made exclusively by our partner enterprises in Tunisia, Romania and Poland. All of the manufacturers we work with are consistently in compliance with employee protection legislation and their ongoing manufacturing practices are continuously supervised by our on-site male and female technicians. To ensure that the social standards are being adhered two in every production phase, our staff members visit and audit all operations at regular intervals.
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION-RELATED STEPS
The dry cleaners and laundry services that give our pants the instantly recognizable ALBERTO look consistently enforce measures that mitigate the impact of their dry cleaning and laundry parameters (conservation of water and energy, reduced utilization of chemical products paired with a maximum in workplace safety regulations). The objective for the near future is to implement consistently closed energy & water utilization cycles, deploying solar energy and water recycling practices. We have been foregoing the use of sand blasting in the finishing processes of our pants for many years.
CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES
We consider the responsible handling of resources a key component of a high quality production process. Hence, we procure oureco power from the e.optimum AG (Offenburg). Moreover, our web host also derives all of the power it uses from renewable energies. A solar system in the future on the roof of our headquarters complements the supply of our power mix aiming at the protection of the environment.
We made the decision to implement further conservation potential as early as 2014, when we made a major investment into the intelligent, energy conserving lighting system in our warehouse. Since then, we have made the commitment to constantly update it to the latest state of the art in LED technology. To top off these efforts, we continuously optimize our packaging materials, ensure the realization of optimum recycling processes and keep the transportation routes as short as possible.
SAVE ENERGY AND WASHING DETERGENT
We consciously place value on materials which are particularly easy to care for, so they can get perfectly clean, dry quickly and don‘t need ironing even at low temperatures. This makes it possible to reduce the energy consumption needed to clean our pants to a minimum: low washing temperatures are enough, and you don‘t you don‘t need a dryer or even an electrical iron.
We are completely committed to extending thelifecycles of our pants as much as possible. These efforts already begin during the development process as we ensure that our products can be optimally repaired if this should ever become necessary. When a customer buys a pair of pants, he or she also hasthe option to utilize our repair services.