An array of innovative fabrications make up the latest offering from Herno Globe, a sustainably minded collection from Herno. ‘It expresses [our] goal to preserve the environment,’ the historic Italian house says of the offshoot.

Herno’s ‘Made in Italy’ fabrics have been at the heart of the label since its founding in 1948; for Herno Globe A/W 2022, these now range from regenerated nylon satin, crafted from recycled PET plastic bottles, to cutting-edge material ‘Fast5Degradable’. The latter, a type of lightweight nylon, takes just five years for anaerobic degradation if disposed of, in comparison to the usual 50 years.

Innovative, sustainable: Herno Globe A/W 2022

Model wears Herno Globe A/W 2022 padded green coat

Other fabrics utilise the natural materials that Herno have long favoured, farmed using responsible processes. Organic boiled wool, for example, meets both the ‘ecological and working’ conditions required to get GOTS certification (‘maintaining and restoring soil fertility’), while knit jumpers are crafted from virgin wool processed entirely in Tuscany, Italy, where it is spun, woven, finished and tested. Herno notes that it can monitor the ‘environmental, social and economic standards of the entire supply chain’.

These fabrics are utilised across a playful, youth-focused collection. Vivid use of colour meets experiments in shape and volume across the various pieces, which span nylon satin parkas, easy boiled wool shirt jackets, and sweatpant-style trousers. Lively details are scattered throughout, whether a colourful alphabet print on a bomber jacket (crafted from recycled taffeta) or slogans that read ‘Take Care of Our Future’ and ‘Be Part of the Green Revolution’.

Model wears long cream coat and pink trousers

Sustainability is an ongoing focus for the brand, which recently has invested in ‘photovoltaic’ technologies in order to make its headquarters on the shores of Lake Maggiore, northern Italy, autonomous in terms of energy consumption. ‘I believe in continuous improvement, in constant change through investments in research and advanced technologies,’ says Herno CEO Claudio Marenzi. ‘The future is always ahead of us and requires attention.’ §