Schijvens strives for a circular economy, where products are as much as possible – preferably 100% – reusable and where the impact to the environment and raw materials remains as limited as possible. The circular economy offers new possibilities and opportunities. Schijvens together with its co-innovation partners, is continuously seeking to improve and is actively working on improving the sustainability of corporate clothing collections as well as the production process. Collaboration is necessary to achieve this ambition. Circular companies that are with and for each other.
100% recycled clothing for Stayokay
The sustainably produced post-consumer corporate clothing for all Stayokay personnel is a current project that is being rolled out. Since the start of April 2017, personnel are wearing corporate clothing that consist of 50% ‘already worn textiles’ mixed with 50% recycled polyester. This collection is also a reflection of the sustainability policies of both parties: Schijvens and Stayokay. This collection is the first pilot in the ECAP project, an initiative of the European Union to undertake a circular shape in the textile sector.
DRINK IT & WEAR IT. A good example of sustainable business practices and continuous innovation is sustainable corporate clothing for the NS Kiosk and Broodzaak. The National Railways have rolled out the Kiosk and Broodzaak designs at more than thirty train stations throughout the Netherlands. Schijvens has designed and produced polo shirts made from yarn of recycled plastic bottles, mixed with S-Café coffee grounds, for the personnel of NS Kiosk and Broodzaak. Sustainability for this client is a high priority. Therefore, they work in clothing made from coffee, while they themselves sell coffee. A beautiful business card of their sustainability policy as well as proud personnel on the shop floor.
Kruidvat has delivered 5000 old blue blouses for them to be recycled into new red blouses for their personnel in the drug stores. The new garments will partly consist of their old garments, mixed with recycled polyester and pre-consumer textiles. Kruidvat does not have to waste and burn its old collection of garments, but rather recycle it by using it as an input for its new garments, which has a huge environmental impact!
On the 7th of March about 20 TBI personnel started with a test run for corporate clothing based on a circular concept. For this performance test, Schijvens has designed and produced the corporate clothing line named T’RIFFIC which consists of T-shirts, polo shirts, polo sweaters, soft shell articles and parka’s. The collection consists of recycled plastic materials and coffee grounds (S-Cafe yarn) and the T-shirts, polos, polo sweaters, soft shell articles and parka’s consist of 50% recycled plastic materials and 50% recycled clothing.
Together with TBI, the ultimate goal is to produce a collection of corporate clothing that consists of 100% recycled material.
Etos has had 60,000 old garments collected in its stores and handed them back to Schijvens. Schijvens uses this clothing as input for her circular yarn to make new clothing.
In May 2018, almost 20,000 shirts were delivered to Etos in 100% recycled yarn, made from 50% recycled textile and 50% recycled PET. Etos has achieved an enormous reduction of the footprint!
In the new Hema hospitality stores, the staff are dressed in fully recycled industrial clothing, made by Schijvens with circular yarn. Hema proves that durable also looks good!
Circl / ABN Amro
The staff of the circular pavilion that ABN Amro has built in front of its head office in Amsterdam are also wearing recycled clothing made by Schijvens. The employees of Vermaat Catering, CSU and Spirit wear recycled denim dresses and blouses with a circular apron.
Service provider CSU goes completely circular! Every detail of CSU’s new wide collection is made from recycled thread and designed to be easy to recycle. From costume to work trousers and from polo to apron, every item is 100% recycled.
A fantastic challenge with a great result!
Albron The Green House
The Green House is a sustainable restaurant, so Albron chose to put its employees in the circular workwear made by Schijvens. The clothing is also provided with the REMO-key, so that guests can scan the clothing with a QR-reader and directly view the footprint.
Since January, Praxis’ Belgian brother has opened a new pilot with circular clothing. Her other brother Brico has already collected 10,000 pieces of clothing and handed them in to Schijvens to make new yarns.
As an environmentalist, Bever is of course making the right choices for the environment and has therefore opted for shirts made from circular yarns by Schijvens.
Day-care centre Op Stoom thinks of the next generation like no one and has therefore given its employees in the 56 day-care centres beautiful new work clothes made of our recycled yarn.