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TBI goes Circular!

During the Week of the Circular Economy, TBI introduced their new corporate clothing. They did this with a video showing the entire circular process of the clothing.

One of TBI’s three strategic pillars is circular entrepreneurship. Their aim is to create a sustainably built environment and fully circular business operations. To reinforce these goals, TBI has developed a new, circular clothing line together with us and Intersafe. The clothing is fully circular and consists of fifty percent recycled cotton and fifty percent recycled PET bottles. Savings from this circular clothing compared to old clothing comes down to 99% water, 40% energy and 40% CO2 emissions.

The old TBI company clothing is collected in the appropriate containers. As soon as the containers are full, they are collected and brought to our warehouse in Hilvarenbeek. Here the garments are sorted and sent to Turkey where they are recycled and, in combination with recycled PET, turn into new circular clothing.

When designing the clothing, recycling again in the future has been taken into account. For example, the collar of the polo is made in the same fabric as the fabric itself and a water-based coating has been used for the jacket so that it can be easily melted down.

The clothing is also produced under the standards of the Fair Wear Foundation. An independent organization that monitors working conditions of factory workers in garment factories and strives to continuously improve them. With a score of 86 out of 100 points, and 100% of the factories under supervision, Schijvens ensures safety and health for its people in the clothing factories.

Curious about the new clothing and the process? TBI shows it in this video