How we work

Nova Fides manages the entire production and control cycle, many of which are completed internally. All phases, completed internally or externally by qualified providers, are managed using sophisticated computer programs that provide full information about the textiles.


Nova Fides’s internal textile production area is called Paola Textile, and that’s where we make both fabric samples and bulk fabrics ordered by our clients. Order schedules are guaranteed thanks to our sophisticated management systems.


Nova Fides has a large archive of yarns in every color and material. The yarn archive is entirely automatic, managed by a mobile structure that is both space-saving and allows for the accurate cataloging of yarns that are always available.


When using regenerated fibers, the dying process is excluded. Fibers are made due to an accurate sorting of used clothing that is divided by color, so that the final fiber becomes that same color. So how do you get the color you want? By mixing the fibers of different colors; we make small felt samples until we mix the perfect result.


The internal laboratory is one of Nova Fides’s strong points: inside, highly specialized personnel test the physical and chemical quality of our products, and all textiles are accompanied by a data sheet that indicates each lot’s statistics. The laboratory is also officially recognized by some brands as a certified partner.


Customer service here at Nova Fides is based on two main factors: on time delivery and few complaints. In order to guarantee that textiles are made exactly as ordered, we have an internal quality control team. Every piece is checked and any defects are carefully noted.


Since 2011, Nova Fides has been operating in the used clothing recycling industry, selecting and salvaging used clothing that is returned to the stores of major brands that have collection policies. The material is selected, classified, and then each one follows a different path in order to recuperate as much fiber as possible. Unfortunately, not every scrap of material can become a fashion item again, but we make sure that these scraps find their way into other sectors that can use textile scraps. In this, 60 years of experience comes in handy.


PRSL is a standard that Nova Fides has created in order to respect brands’ production standards and also define internal production ones in order to guarantee the correct use of chemicals and limit environmental impact. This new standard was created in collaboration with 4 Sustainability®.


The production of a textile, from fiber to finished product, requires numerous steps. Nova Fides handles all the different steps, but of course we also collaborate with a network of qualified external suppliers. The whole process takes place in the Prato textile district, in the hands of companies that share the same production values and who adhere to the 4 Sustainability protocol. In this way, traceability of the whole process is guaranteed, and it’s possible to determine the environmental and social impact of the production.


Everything at Nova Fides is recyclable or reusable, thanks to our internal Sustainability Team who analyzes every production step. For example, samples are sent to clients in cardboard boxes that can be personalized or used in one’s archive.
Rolls of textiles, when ready for shipping, are wrapped with certified recycled plastic, which can be recognized by the fact that it is opaque.


Many of our products are made from recycled materials, but we go a step beyond! We also recycle offcuts from the production process. For example, the production process generates so-called “threads”, refusing from weaving and threading. We actually recycle it so that it stars in a new product.


What about unsold textile stocks? Nova Fides generally produces upon request, but sometimes small quantities of textiles may remain unsold. In this case, we re-insert the lots on the market as stock, ideal for small brands or creative start-ups making capsule collections. If all else fails, we recycle it. We never throw anything out.