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ABN AMRO – Schijvens: Circular Corporate Fashion

27 July 2020

How do you make clothes without wasting a thread? Schijvens Corporate Fashion produces work clothing of 50 percent recycled work clothing and 50 percent recycled plastic. No new raw materials are added, so production is completely circular. Watch the short video and learn all about Schijvens’ circular business model.       The circular model […]

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SCHIJVENS RECEIVES 81% SCORE IN THE COVENANT FOR SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING AND TEXTILE

17 July 2020

Schijvens has been a participant in the Dutch textile covenant since the beginning, initiated by Minister Ploumen at the time. The covenant is a collaboration between the parties to achieve a more sustainable textile sector. Within the covenant, the government (Foreign Affairs), the trade associations, NGOs such as Unicef, Solidaridad and Fourpawns, employee associations CNV […]

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NEN NTA

09 July 2020

To pursue for a clear and unambiguous formulation of circular textiles, the NEN is setting a standard. Until clear test methods for a NEN standard have been described, a Dutch Technical Agreement has now been made, which describes how one can subdivide circular textiles. This is not a value judgment, but a classification. Naturally, in […]

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FINALIST EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

01 July 2020

Our commitment to #business #sustainability has made a difference: Schijvens Corporate Fashion is #EUGreenBiz Finalist !! The European Commission has asked all countries to submit their best circular companies. Schijvens Corporate Fashion has been judged by the jury of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2020-2021 as winner of the Dutch Circular Business Award […]

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Schijvens Corporate Fashion creates new sustainable Albert Heijn collection

28 May 2020

Brabant family business produces largest clothing collection in the Netherlands Hilvarenbeek, 28 May 2020 – Employees of Albert Heijn will receive new work clothing. Schijvens Corporate Fashion from Hilvarenbeek has largely produced this collection in a circular way: from recycled clothing and recycled PET. Employees themselves formed the basis of the new clothing: they assessed […]

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Kruidvat goes circular!

11 May 2020

At Schijvens Corporate Fashion we have been making corporate clothing for Kruidvat for years. This includes the old polo that was in the collection around the year 2010. This has been removed from the collection, but now, in 2020, we decided to reintroduce it. This, because many like to wear the polo. Collection Due to […]

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Nomination Koning Willem I plaquette for Schijvens

09 March 2020

Last Tuesday, together with 11 other Dutch companies, distinguished by sustainable entrepreneurship, we were nominated for the King Willem I plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2020. This meeting took place at Paleis Soestdijk. The professional jury led by entrepreneur Anne-Marie Rakhorst selected the twelve companies for the most prestigious entrepreneurial prize in the field of sustainability […]

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BNR news radio The Green Quest

09 March 2020

At The Green Quest they are looking for the sustainable doers of BV Netherlands and every week someone is invited to the broadcast. Last Monday Jaap Rijnsdorp, CEO at Schijvens, who takes part. In the first part of the broadcast, Alexander Kohnstamm, director of Fair Wear Foundation, speaks. Fair Wear Foundation is an independent organization […]

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Article MVO Nederland: Leader Shirley Schijvens (Schijvens)

09 March 2020

Last week MVO Nederland published a nice article about CEO of Schijvens, Shirley Schijvens in the interview series “Koploper Uitgelicht”. LEADER SHIRLEY SCHIJVENS: “ONCE, EVERYONE WANTED OUR RECYCLED CLOTHES.” Large and innovative companies are indispensable for reaching the tipping point in the new economy. The leaders of those companies work with vision and guts on […]

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Schijvens once again leader at Fair Wear Foundation!

19 February 2020

Schijvens is assessed annually by the Fair Wear Foundation on its performance with regard to the social working conditions in the clothing factories with which Schijvens cooperates. This year Schijvens has again achieved a score of 86 points, we are very proud of this! With this we maintain our status as leader, the highest attainable […]

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The end of the Week of the Circular Economy

11 February 2020

The Week of the Circular Economy was a great success for Schijvens this year! Not only did we get a fantastic start this week with winning the Circular Award 2020 in the Business category, but we were also interviewed on Radio Circulair and ended the week with the gong! Last Thursday we were called by […]

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TBI goes circular!

11 February 2020

TBI introduced their new workwear during the Week of the Circular Economy. They have done this with a video that shows the entire circular process of their clothing. One of the three strategic cases of TBI is circular entrepreneurship. Their goal is to create a sustainable environment and a fully circular business. To support these […]

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Winner Circular Award business 2020!!

04 February 2020

Yessss! We did it!! We are very happy that we were able to win the Circular Award Business 2020!! The Circular Award Business goes to the company that innovates the most within their own operations and shows what a circular economy can mean for the Netherlands. With our registration and the 60-second pitch, we managed […]

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Final report: In de ogen van de ander

17 December 2019

This week the final report of the research on agape within businesses was published. This research, titled: In de ogen van de ander. Een witboek voor agapè in een bedrijfsomgeving, was written by Prof Dr Harry Hummels. This research shows us various family businesses, including Schijvens. The term agape stands for sincere attention for the […]

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Aid and trade are increasing together

04 December 2019

Last week a camera crew visited the Schijvens office. This camera crew came to record a video commissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister Kaag plays an important role in this video. Sigrid Kaag is committed to global challenges: education, opportunities for young people, fair trade and the fight against child labor. Watch the video […]

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Aid and trade are increasing together

04 December 2019

Last week a camera crew visited the Schijvens office. This camera crew came to record a video commissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister Kaag plays an important role in this video. Sigrid Kaag is committed to global challenges: education, opportunities for young people, fair trade and the fight against child labor. Watch the video […]

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Circular workwear

04 December 2019

IT IS FINALLY THERE! A very special moment in the history of corporate clothing in the Netherlands! For the first time, a permanent, affordable collection of fully circular work clothing is available from stock. The comfortable and representative clothing of the T’riffic brand is produced by the Dutch manufacturer Schijvens Corporate Fashion. The corporate clothing […]

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Signing Transparency Pledge

04 December 2019

Last Tuesday Schijvens signed a Transparency Pledge with 7 other companies participating in the Sustainable Clothing and Textile Covenant. The pledge contains a promise to be transparent about our production by publishing a list of locations where we produce our clothing, what type of clothing we produce and number of employees per location. The Transparency […]

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