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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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Together we succeed

04 December 2019

In collaboration with the Municipality of Hilvarenbeek, Schijvens started more than a year ago, together with Biniam en Solomon, the process “Together we succeed.” Biniam and Solomon are refugees with a residence permit from Eritrea and work with us on return logistics. In the meantime they have completely found their place within our company. Last […]

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Welkoop chooses for paying living wage!

21 October 2019

During the meet & greet between customers and suppliers from Schijvens corporate fashion, customers were given an explanation of the living wage projects of Schijvens, in its factory in Turkey and in Pakistan. Until then, Schijvens himself paid the increase for paying a living wage instead of the lower minimum wage. Welkoop would like to […]

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Ministers embrace Schijvens recycling contract

16 September 2019

ANKARA: Schijvens Corporation Fashion and Gama Iplik Recycling have extended their contract in the presence of Minister Kaag (NL) and Minister Pekcan (TR), in order to raise the recycling of used (corporate) workwear up to a higher plane. The existing trade barriers which slow down the circular economy were raised and extensive attention devoted to […]

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Supplier meeting 2019

04 September 2019

Last week, the supplier meeting 2019 and its amazing success were in the spotlight at Schijvens! This year the annual meeting took place in the Netherlands (after editions in locations including Karachi, Hong Kong and Turkey). During the four-day programme, we further familiarised the suppliers with Schijvens and the customers for whom they manufacture clothing. […]

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AMBASSADOR BART VAN BOLHUIS ON NPO1 ABOUT SCHIJVENS RECYCLING PROJECT IN TURKEY

04 September 2019

Dutch ambassador Bart van Bolhuis, stationed in Istanbul, talks about the current situation in Turkey, trade, the obstacles, but especially also the opportunities that exist there and which, for example, Schijvens is using regarding recycling old items of clothing. Listen to the excerpt below.

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Praxis, Brico and Planit go Circular!

19 April 2019

Maxeda is the umbrella company for DIY Stores in the Benelux, Praxis in the Netherlands, Brico in Belgium and Brico Planit in Luxembourg. Maxeda is the Benelux’s market leader, with more than 360 stores and almost 7000 employees. The DIY Group takes its responsibility very seriously where corporate social responsibility is concerned.  They have also […]

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Schijvens presents sustainable fashion to Mark Rutte in Hanoi

09 April 2019

On 9 April, a fashion show was held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Prime Minister Mark Rutte was also present. During the show, Alexander Kohnstamm, Director of the Fair Wear Foundation handed over a study into violence and intimidation in the workplace to the Vietnamese Minister. Because they are currently in the process of improving employment […]

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Best Practice Video: Living Wage Project

21 December 2018

Schijvens won the Fair Wear Foundation Best Practice Award in November 2017 with the living wage project in Turkey. The reason for investigating this is that the difference between a minimum wage and a living wage in the textile industry is unclear. Employees will often only receive the minimum wage, which in most cases isn’t […]

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Supplier meeting 2018

14 December 2018

Schijvens welcomed its suppliers in Karachi, Pakistan, at the end of November for the annual supplier meeting. All suppliers came together in order to brainstorm about further developments, with the following motto: “Teamwork makes the dream work”. You definitely arrive at the best ideas when working together and the entire supply chain should be part […]

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Schijvens winner of Corporate Fashion Award 2018 with circular collection

27 November 2018

The time had finally come last Thursday 15th of November, the Corporate Fashion Award. Schijvens, together with its partners from the nominated Etos and CSU collections, was nervously seated along the catwalk. Circularity was a central focus point during this 10th edition, this is why Schijvens decided to present the jury its entirely circular CSU […]

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SCHIJVENS REPORT RATING 8.6 at FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION

13 November 2018

FWF’s main goal is to achieve good working conditions in the clothing industry. The social labour standards drawn up by FWF are the standard from which a company can obtain a rating. If a company becomes a member of FWF, the code of conduct must be implemented and checks must be accepted. This year, Schijvens has […]

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Circular work wear from T’RIFFIC by Schijvens to the finals of the Global Goals Social Impact Challenge

25 October 2018

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are 17 goals that were drafted in 2015 by the United Nations for a better world in 2030. The goals encompass, among others, an end to poverty, halting climate change and striving for equality. This stimulates governments, companies and citizens to collaborate on a better future.  The Association of […]

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Schijvens receives a double nomination for the Corporate Fashion Award 2018!

12 October 2018

The biennial Corporate Fashion Award event issues awards for the best work clothing in the Netherlands.  The 10th edition of this event will take place on November 15th, 2018 and Schijvens Corporate Fashion will be present as a result of a nomination for no less than two collections. Circularity is a central focus point of […]

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