Savio Calendar is one of the symbols of corporate communication since 1967
Savio Calendar is one of the symbols of corporate communication since 1967. It was in the cultural ferment of the 1960s that the desire to publish the first calendar enriched with artistic reproductions took shape. Every year since 1967 an original theme has been created and the selection of images, photographs, illustrations and reproductions of art is developed internally.
In these 56 years the themes covered by the calendars have been many. For over fifty years, therefore, the Savio calendar is a tradition that is renewed year after year: it is an infinite thread that unites us to the past and looks to the future.
Savio 2024 calendar celebrates and explores natural textile fibres and the plants from which they derive, sifting through an often unknown and still partially unexplored universe. We celebrate Nature and the world of textile fibres in a year-long illustrated journey: cotton, hibiscus, linen, lotus flower, seaweed, broom, coconut, pineapple, banana, nettle, bamboo, and orange. The future of these natural materials is an important development in the environmental sustainability value chain.
To celebrate Nature and the Ecosystem as protagonists of this calendar, we have chosen to print it on Favini papers from the collection Paper from our Echosystem, which groups together the most environmentally friendly papers produced with renewable energy sources. The cover is printed on Refit Cotton paper, the ecological paper produced with 15% textile residues: cotton waste becomes the ingredient for an ecological paper with a particular appearance, thanks to the principles of the circular economy. The interiors are printed on Shiro Echo paper, 100% recycled high-quality paper.
A further tribute to the sustainability values that are part of Savio's corporate Vision: realizing technological innovation and integrated solutions, by creating value in respect of Man, Environment and Resources.
The moodboard of our calendar illustrations
ORANGE FIBER - December
Launched by a startup of two young Sicilians, Orange Fiber is the innovative ecological fabric obtained from the cellulose of citrus fruit processing waste. Orange Fiber is used mixed with silk, for clothing fabrics, and for the development of denim collections.
COTTON - January
Cotton is the most used and widespread natural fibre in the world, taken from the bushy Gosypium plant. It is the undisputed protagonist of the global textile industry. Its quality is such that it is the natural fibre of excellence for all types of clothing and home textiles.
HIBISCUS - February
By extracting the bark of the hibiscus plant, jute-like fibres are obtained that can be spun and woven to produce ropes, baskets, mats and other handcrafted products.
LINEN - March
Flax Linen is the oldest and most valuable natural fibre, obtained by macerating the bark of the herbaceous plant Linum usitatissimum. Due to its comfort and freshness, linen is used in clothing, household linen and furnishing textiles.
LOTUS FLOWER - April
The lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera) is an ancient aquatic plant. In its stems, the lotus flower hides a superfine fibre from which a rare and precious fabric is obtained, as soft as raw silk and cooler than linen.
SEACELL - May
Seacell is a fabric obtained from the processing of an algae that grows in the cold fjords of Iceland. A cellulose fibre is obtained from algae which is characterized by its extraordinary remineralising abilities in contact with the skin. It works as an anti-inflammatory and shields UV rays.
BROOM - June
Few people know that it is possible to obtain a textile fibre from the sweet broom plant (Spartium junceum, L.), with a custom historically rooted in the areas of the Mediterranean Sea. The fibre obtained by maceration is useful for various purposes: from cordage to carpets and mats, up to the automotive industry and green building.
COCONUT - July
Coconut fibre is the only natural fibre entirely obtained from a fruit, the tropical Cocos nucifera palm. A wood-cellulosic fibre is obtained from the material surrounding the coconut. Coconut fibre has been used since ancient times to make mats, carpets, ropes, and geotextiles.
PIÑAYARN - August
Piñayarn® is an innovative, low-impact yarn made from pineapple leaf waste that would normally be burned after harvest. Piñayarn® has a soft appearance, is white or ivory in colour, ductile and resistant. Can be used for fabrics, accessories, and upholstery.
BANANATEX - September
Bananatex® is the first durable technical fabric in the world, made exclusively from Abacá banana plants. From the abacà plants (Musa textilis), such a resistant fibre is obtained: traditionally it was used to make large ropes, today it is used to produce bags and clothing accessories.
NETTLE - October
The nettle plant (Urtica dioica, L.) has long been used for production, dating back to the Bronze Age. Since 1800, the textile fibre obtained from nettle has been of industrial interest for making clothes, cordage, bags and canvas. It is a white yarn with a silky and very resistant appearance, reminiscent of linen.
BAMBOO - November
Bamboo is part of the Poaceae family, plants defined as viscous. The transformation into textile fibre is obtained by crushing the woody parts. The resulting fibre is completely non-toxic, antibacterial, and biodegradable, a valid alternative to hemp and cotton itself.