The quality of the raw materials used is fundamental in guaranteeing the excellence of the final product. This is why Moncler is so selective in the suppliers it works with and why it constantly subjects materials to strict tests on their chemical composition and the physical and mechanical features indispensable for assuring the technical performance demanded.
Moncler requires all its production partners to work in full compliance with the most stringent international regulations applicable to hazardous and potentially hazardous chemical substances,
including the European Union’s REACH1 regulation, China’s GB2 standards and the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).
Accordingly, all suppliers are required by contract to comply with the guidelines of a Restricted Substances List (RSL), which identifies the most stringent standards for the use of certain substances and is constantly updated in line with the best international standards and with regulatory developments.
To check that RSL guidelines have been implemented, laboratory tests are conducted at specialist independent laboratories by the supplier and/or Moncler itself.
Accessory components used in production are subjected to additional testing to ensure their technical compatibility with fabrics and household care (e.g., reaction with fabrics and with washing detergents). Fabrics are tested for their physical-mechanical properties, such as resistance to water, pilling, colour fastness, seam slippage, tearing strength, breathability, etc.
Moncler accepts no compromise when it comes to quality. If materials do not pass
the required tests, the purchasing process will be suspended until the supplier can demonstrate it is able to supply a product that fully complies with all requirements.
In relation to manufacturing, before selecting a supplier Moncler’s quality assurance experts carefully check that the aspiring partner has equipment technologically suitable to produce products that meet all standards required and that it can guarantee constant and stable quality levels; subsequently, weekly checks are conducted on progress in the supply process and on compliance with the product quality standards required.
Before entering the production process, every model is subject to a number of fittings to check every detail, consistency with design and model specifications and to ensure maximum comfort and wearability.
Finally, before their sale, products are subjected to a final quality control procedure, conducted by five specialised
centres. Specifically, these centres check that the product matches its technical specifications and the sample product of reference and that the proper labels and tags have been attached. In this final stage, the anti-counterfeiting system is also checked using advanced electronic readers.
1 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals.
2 National Standard of the People’s Republic of China.
3 Japanese Industrial Standards.