ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN DOWN
There are very few Italian companies that can boast 100 YEARS OF HISTORY. Minardi is one of them.
1916 marks the year when Luigi Minardi founded his small crafting enterprise for down processing and trading.
At first, his small company selected and produced decorative feathers for the Italian army’s sharpshooters, with a nod to Paris couture, whose first catwalk collections Minardi also supplied.
Minardi’s SPIRIT OF INITIATIVE and FLAIR allowed the brand to flourish during those difficult times of war. The company reached a turning point following World War II and became a recognized industry leader in no time.
Minardi collections have always been storytellers of precious moments, made with love and dedicated to those who desire gifts that pamper and warm the heart.
Refined duvets, pillows, and accessories with warm, light down filling along with matching comforters and decorative pillows set our exclusive range apart. Our impeccable tailoring with a curated eye for design are unmistakably 100% Made in Italy.
Minardi’s style has become an undeniable symbol of prestige in bedding and offers its clients growing distribution alternatives both online and through an extensive, trusted sales network throughout Italy and around the world.
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Each certification that our company has reached came by following strictest national and international protocols. It is the result of work, dedication and skills consolidated over the years. We have always believed it essential to guarantee you the best product following national and international quality standards without taking any step for granted during the designing and manufacturing processes.
The brand NOMITE reports that products are suitable for people who suffer from allergy to domestic dust, as the thermal and climatic properties of bedding articles with down and feather filling (rapid development of heat during sleep, rapid release of humidity during the ventilation phase) that are favorable to human being, create a very unfavorable habitat for dust mites which are dependent on humidity instead. The dense fabric downproof construction, also offers extra protection against mites, which are not able to penetrate it. Therefore even for those who suffer from asthma or allergies to domestic dust there is no reason to give up the natural comfort that offer pillows and quilts with down and feather padding.
All products are equipped with the Oeko Tex Confidence in Textile (Standard 100) certification, the most important ecological brand for textiles, which attests the absence of carcinogenic, allergenic, irritating and, more generally, harmful substances to human being’s health. The OEKO TEX label only recognizes fabrics whose origins are certified and verified. .
SAN PRO CARE
The fabrics used are subjected to SanProCare Sensitive treatment, a finishing made on the most exclusive fabrics, which increases the breathability and temperature control of the duvet, which are a key factors in making the performance of the filled product more efficient and extending its life
RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD
The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard, which aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to an unnecessary harm, enabling them to live healthy lives, express innate behaviors, and not suffer from pain, fear or distress. This standard prohibits the use of material that comes from animals that have been subjected to live plucking and force-feeding. As a voluntary standard, companies can choose to certify their products to the RDS, even if there is no legislation requiring them to do so.
B SILVER AG+
B silver Ag + is a process that allows the use of the antibacterial properties of silver in the manufacture of fabrics: an infinitesimal quantity of silver is dispersed in a perfectly uniform manner within the molecular chains that make up the textile fibers, acting and interrupting the cycle of definitive feeding and reproduction of dust mites..
Minardi Industries company is a member of EDFA (European Down and Feather Association). The Association of the feather and bedding industry founded in 1980 headquarted Germany, now includes more than 90 companies and associations from 23 countries. The task of the Association is to sustainably represent the interests of the members who manufacture down and feather products and relevant suppliers within Europe. EDFA is committed to protecting the interests of animals and consumers. The members belonging to EDFA are committed to apply a registered traceability system and respecting a code of conduct that prohibits the purchasing and processing of down and feathers obtained either against the law or from abused animals. From the introduction of this system, the suppliers must certify the materials only come from food industry where plucking occurs after slaughter or obtained during the biological phenomenon of the moult (ecdisi). Our products are made with down and feathers that do not come from live animals.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXILE STANDARD
GOTS certification for organic textile products ensures the use of natural fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool) cultivated according to the principles of organic agriculture, i.e. without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and/or genetically-modified organisms (GMO).
Once the processing cycle has been completed, the plumages are periodically analyzed by IDFL institute (International Down and Feather Laboratory & Institute), an international independent organization headquarted in Salt Lake City (USA) that determines full compliance of the product.
Sanitized is a special anti-fungal and antibacterial treatment used to make a fabric or material hypoallergenic and hygienic. Thanks to its special features, this treatment ensures an effective action against mites and bacteria. In addition to being a powerful anti-mite agent, Sanitized acts as an anti-odorant, it actively contrasts the development of sweat odor and keeps fabric fresher and longer.
Fibralux is a special high quality hypoallergenic fiber used for the padding of pillows and duvets, not regenerated and made up with fresh carded clusters and spread in soft overlapping veils wrapped and inserted inside the fabric cover, thus obtaining a non-deformable, hygienic, washable and breathable padding.