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Eurojersey helps combat child malnutrition

Sensitive Fabrics manufacturer works with Save The Children in Malawi to improve agriculture and nutrition practices in families and schools.

24th November 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Caronno Pertusella (VA), Italy

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Eurojersey, the leading Italian manufacturer of Sensitive Fabrics, always attentive to social issues, continues to support Save the Children's projects to combat child malnutrition.

In many areas of the world, malnutrition is progressively affecting the development of children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. The COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts and climate change have exacerbated this situation, and today one in five children worldwide is at risk of stunting growth due to food insecurity, Eurojersey stresses.

Eurojersey supports Save the Children in the Zomba district in the southern region of Malawi to improve agriculture and nutrition practices in families and schools. “In this area the level of food insecurity is very serious due to the lack of rain that dries up the arable land and adds to the existing poverty. With a donation, it is possible, for example, to distribute bags of maize to several families, so that they can plant and cultivate them to have food for a long time. Mothers are the first to be involved in cultivation and participate in training programmes to learn how to prepare nutritious meals with a wide range of seeds and raw materials,” the company says.

Save the Children, an independent organisation with a strong commitment in Italy and around the world to save girls and boys and ensure their growth, is focusing its efforts against malnutrition in 13 countries: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Venezuela, India by implementing programmes that provide healthy and nutritious food and essential care to children and their families. It intervenes to strengthen local health and nutrition services, reaching an increasing number of people. It supports families by spreading knowledge of agricultural practices and works together with local and national organisations to influence governments and institutions to end conflicts and increase global funding for humanitarian action and ensure the safety of children.

Eurojersey says it “shares concretely” with Save the Children on the importance of food security, which is why it is “so keen to activate a solidarity initiative, a precious value, for a choice of social responsibility that increasingly guarantees ethical and socially sensitive behaviour also transferred into the corporate culture.”

Founded in 1960, Eurojersey Spa, a Carvico Group company, represents in the field of warp-knitted technical fabrics the style and creativity of Made in Italy interpreted by Sensitive Fabrics, chosen by leading brands in the ready to wear, sportswear, swimwear and lingerie sectors. The company is at the top of the global textile industry thanks to a state-of-the-art factory, designed by the famous architect Antonio Citterio, which is a unique example of efficiency and productivity. With an area of 40,000 square metres and a team of 240 people, it is a unique plant with a completely vertical cycle, from knitting to dyeing, finishing and printing. Eurojersey has an annual production capacity of 13 million metres of fabric.

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