October 2016
Bonaveri Unveils 
The World's First Biodegradable Mannequin

From  sugar cane comes a  natural plastic to make the mannequin....
Bonaveri, the leading Italian manufacturer of artistic mannequins and bust forms, unveiled the first biodegradable mannequin during London's Fashion Week at The Green Carpet Challenge 2016 on September 18, 2016

.....at the end of its journey  it biodegrades, returning to water.....
Beginning in 2012, Bonaveri launched an ambitious research project to study the Life Cycle Assessment on their entire mannequin production. The study documented the environmental impact of each phase, from the design to the product's end-of-life processing.  Based on the results, Bonaveri set the goal of designing and creating the first mannequin made from natural and biodegradable materials.

...returning to air, wind, and warmth to refuel a new cycle.
 W orking with research institutes specializing in bio-based polymers, through a detailed analysis, Bonaveri is proud to have produced a new material which is a truly biodegradable, natural plastic from renewable resources. The bio-based polymer made from a 72% sugarcane derivative obtained a 3-star OK BIOBASED certification from Vinçotte of Belgium (BPlast®). The mannequins are then finished in a bio-compatible paint made solely from natural plant based ingredients (BPaint®). At the final life cycle stage, the mannequin biodegrades, releasing only water and the equivalent amount of CO2 that the sugarcane absorbed during its vegetative phase.  The manufacturing operations were assessed against the Eco-Age's GCC Principles of Sustainable Excellence, covering social welfare, enviornmental protection, training provision and security for workers.

BNatural by Bonaveri

This new approach allows Bonaveri to offer a truly innovative product which is environmentally conscious and aesthetically impeccable. 

BNatural mannequins are available in North America exclusively through DK Display Corp.   

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