WINNER CIRCULAR AWARD BUSINESS 2020!
Yessss! We did it!! We are very happy that we were able to win the Circular Award Business 2020!! The Circular Business Award goes annually to the company that innovates the most within their own business operations and shows what a circular economy can mean for the Netherlands. With our registration and the 60-second pitch, we managed to convince the jury of our circular corporate clothing
The jury praises Schijvens for closing cycles in the textile chain higher up the R-ladder (cycle ladder). Jury chairman Mark Groot Wassink (Royal Auping): “Schijvens is a company that has long been at home in the textile industry, one of the most polluting industries worldwide. They understand the impact of their products and production methods and have succeeded in contributing to a solution.”
We have been collecting old company clothing from our customers since 2017. We grind this clothing into fibers and mix it with fibers from recycled PET, fishing nets and sportswear. We use these recycled fibers to make “new” 100% recycled corporate clothing for our customers. In this way we no longer need new raw materials and we save 99% water, we consume 40% less Co2 and energy. Hopefully by winning this prize we have been able to inspire people and show that everyone can contribute to the circular economy.
View our pitch and the jury comments here.