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Family business Schijvens Corporate Fashion, social for 160 years

Since 2000, Schijvens Corporate Fashion has focused with heart and soul on fairwear. Since 2016, the company has been producing almost completely circularly. The most famous Dutch companies such as KLM, NS and Albert Heijn have their employees dressed by Schijvens. Ambassadors, ministers and even His Majesty the King came to Hilvarenbeek to see how team Schijvens does it. “Well, step by step. You just have to start.” A special interview with commercial director Shirley Schijvens.

MOOC Avans University of Applied Sciences

Schijvens Corporate Fashion is a partner of the international education project on Integrated reporting of Avans University of Applied Sciences. To this end, they approached a number of SMEs that have embedded sustainability in their strategy to tell us something about this. Schijvens cannot be missed in this series.

We produce fully circular by the end of 2022

Shirley Schijvens is the 5th generation of the family owned business Schijvens Corporate Fashion in Hilvarenbeek. Her ambition is to have a fully circular production by the end of 2022. She has therefore been involved in the sustainable development of Schijvens for a number of years. Employees, chain partners and customers; they do it all together. This is even a bit “addictive” for her. She clearly explains in podcast episode 3 of ‘Elise in MVO-land’ what this way of working yields and costs her.