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Product quality and safety are at the centre of the Group’s attention. For this reason, stringent controls are implemented along the entire value chain. All Moncler products are designed and manufactured under the Company’s direct and close supervision. The Group manages the creative stage, the development of prototypes, and the purchase of raw materials (including accessory components) internally, while it closely oversees the manufacture of final products at its production site in Romania or outsourced to external suppliers.
Quality and safety are priorities that the Group pursues right from the design of garments and purchase of the raw materials. The quality of the down, nylon, and all other fabrics, as well that of the raw materials used, is crucial to guarantee the excellence and safety of the final product.
For this reason, Moncler selects its suppliers very carefully, and constantly subjects all materials to strict tests to identify their chemical composition and physical and mechanical features, which are essential to ensure the desired technical performance.
Moncler requires all its production partners to perform in full compliance with the most stringent international regulations relating to hazardous and potentially hazardous chemical substances, including the European Union’s REACH1 regulation, China’s GB2 standards, and the Japanese JIS3 standards. They are also required by contract to comply with the guidelines of the Restricted Substances List (RSL), which outlines the most stringent standards for the use of certain substances, and is constantly updated as per the best international standards and regulatory developments.
The proper implementation of RSL guidelines is verified through tests performed at independent specialised laboratories, at the request of the supplier and/or Moncler itself. Accessory components used in production undergo additional testing to ensure their technical compatibility with fabrics and garment care (e.g., their reaction 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 is suspended until the supplier can demonstrate it is able to deliver a product that fully complies with all requirements.
Before selecting a production supplier, Moncler’s quality assurance experts will first verify that the prospect has the technological capacity and is adequately equipped to produce garments that meet all standards required by the Brand, and that it can ensure consistent and reliable levels of quality.
The experts will then perform weekly checks to verify the progress of the supply process and compliance with the required product quality standards. Before starting the production process, every model undergoes a series of fittings to verify every detail and consistency with design and model specifications, and to ensure maximum comfort and wearability. Prior to sale, all products undergo a final inspection to verify aesthetics, quality, size, and that they have the proper labels and tags. In this final stage, the anti-counterfeiting protocol is checked and activated using sophisticated last-generation technology.
1 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals.
2 National Standard of the People’s Republic of China.
3 Japanese Industrial Standards.