Yessss! We did it!! We are very happy that we were able to win the Circular Award Business 2020!! The Circular Award Business goes to the company that innovates the most within their own 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 workwear.
The jury praises Schijvens for closing cycles in the textile chain higher up the R-ladder (cycles ladder). Jury chair Mark Groot Wassink (Royal Auping): “Schijvens is a company that is versed 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 corporate clothing from our customers since 2017. We grind this clothing into fibers and mix it with fibers from recycled PET, fishing nets and sportswear. From these recycled fibers we make “new” 100% recycled work clothing for our customers. This way we no longer need any new raw materials and we save 99% water, we use 40% less CO2 and energy. Hopefully by winning this prize, we have managed to inspire people and show that everyone can contribute to the circular economy.
View our pitch and the jury comment below: