In the transition to more sustainable production methods, clothing producers and suppliers in the chain are increasingly being held responsible for responsible disposal of end-of-life products.Legislation and regulations are being tightened to guarantee this. We also see that more and more producers are opting for socially responsible, sustainable alternatives. WEAR2™ RETURN SYSTEM is the link that was missing to enable circularity in the textile industry.
Circularity made easy
With the Wear2® RETURN SYSTEM, we offer clothing and textile producers, governments, and end-users the opportunity to dispose end-of-life textiles in a sustainable way. By offering you complete, optimised, and cost-friendly return logistics, the transition to circularity costs you little effort and few adjustments. Textiles are processed in an environmentally friendly way in our separation hub.
How do we relieve you?
- We place containers, bins or bags at locations to be determined, which we collect periodically or upon request.
- We organise transport to our own separation hub, where separation and dismantling is provided by highly appreciated employees with a disadvantage in the labour market.
- We facilitate transport and logistics from our own separation hub to your clothing producer, if you have made return agreements with them. This return is made after we have collected and sorted the textiles. De- or rebranding or upcycling can be the ultimate goal for your producer.
- We always strive for reuse or high-quality circular ‘fibre-for-fibre’ processing. For that reason we have entered into various partnerships with renowned international processors. If desired, they share the steps in various follow-up processes in a transparent manner.
- With ‘fibre-for-fibre’ processing, after a process of fiberizing, spinning, weaving and finishing, the processed textile will be offered to your producer so they can use it again in their garments.
In this way, textile waste gains value again, so that end-of-life textiles will eventually generate money.
Upcycling textile pays off
100 million tonnes of newly produced (virgin) fibres are used annually worldwide by the textile and clothing industry for the production of fabrics such as wool, cotton, polyester, acrylic and nylon. This is enormously environmentally harmful and also unnecessary. Upcycling offers a solution, because of all waste streams this will result in the largest CO2reduction in the textile industry, while the quality of textile fibres could be largely maintained. 100 million tonnes of virgin material, new fibres, are used annually for the production of textile fabrics. Time for change.