To pursue for a clear and unambiguous formulation of circular textiles, the NEN is setting a standard. Until clear test methods for a NEN standard have been described, a Dutch Technical Agreement has now been made, which describes how one can subdivide circular textiles. This is not a value judgment, but a classification. Naturally, in the cascade of circularity, reuse (after repair if necessary) should be encouraged for as long as possible, but that once an item is going to be recycled, preservation of raw materials is of course desirable. And if other raw materials are needed to make a new item, this can also be indicated in this classification. The following options can be selected:
Schijvens’ recycled yarn is made from:
25% used post-consumer clothing> class A1
25% cutting waste pre-consumer textiles> class C1
50% recycled cap (from various sources, such as bottles, sportswear, fishing nets)> class D1
So a Schijvens product gets classification 25% A1 / 25% C1 / 50% D1
In addition, the Schijvens product is designed for circularity> we created a return system to eventually recycle the article.