After two years, a virtual meeting and countless e-mails and telephone conversations, the time had finally come last week, our annual Supplier meeting. This took place in Istanbul this year and it was so nice to see everyone again after such a long time!
At the Expo2020 in Dubai we had the opportunity to talk to H.M. Queen Máxima about the circular corporate clothing that Schijvens has produced for the Dutch pavilion. In addition, we were able to give the Queen and Ambassador Lody Embrechts an explanation of our Women Empowerment project in Pakistan that we recently started.
We are completely moving across to sustainable work clothing in collaboration with Schijvens Corporate Fashion. We are making our clothing circular by collecting old work clothing and using this as a raw material for new work clothing. We recently introduced the new clothing for our baristas to mark the start of our collaboration.
It’s an absolute must to keep the chain closed in order to be circular. That’s why it’s of vital importance to take back any delivered products, also once they’ve been used. Schijvens Corporate Fashion has organised this ‘return logistics’ in an innovative manner, together with its partners PostNL and Dobbi.
Who would have ever thought that: King Willem-Alexander and State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven who visited Schijvens Corporate Fashion in Hilvarenbeek today. What an honor! We talked about a circular economy in the textile sector: what are the opportunities, the challenges, what do we need and who do we need.