Their facilities are equipped with energy-efficient looms that result in significant energy savings and a reduction of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. They continuously strive to incorporate increasing amounts of GOTS and GRS (non-post-consumer) certified fabrics into their collections. Being aware of the impact of fabric dying, Berto invested in an in-house finishing and indigo dyeing facility which gives them more control of the quality of their fabrics and the way in which environmental impact is managed.
The company utilizes a pre-reduced indigo dyeing process and employs natural and biodegradable “size” and low impact finishing techniques. In addition, Berto has implemented a biological water treatment system. This system utilizes bacteria to purify the water and separates the wastewater into two parts: clean water that can be returned to the river and biological sediment that can be used to fertilize fields. They have also recently installed a highly efficient air conditioning system, leading to a 50% reduction in electricity and water consumption.