The process of recycling and upcycling of industrial clothing in the Netherlands

Company clothing is indispensable for many companies in the Netherlands. It is not only an important part of the corporate image, but it also offers protection to employees. However, industrial clothing is often used intensively and, over time, can worn hitting. This is where recycling and upcycling of corporate clothing come in handy. We kick off this article with an introduction to corporate clothing recycling in the Netherlands.

Recycling options for businesses in the Netherlands

As expert In the field of sustainable corporate apparel, our mission is to companyn help with the Reduce their impact on the environment. One of the ways companies can do this is through the recycling (old) company clothing.

Fortunately, in the Netherlands there are several opportunities to recycle company clothing, which contributes to a circular economy and a more sustainable future.

The recycle of corporate clothing can be at different ways happen. One of the most common methods is the converting old clothes to new fibers. This can be done through mechanical or chemical recycling. Mechanical recycling involves shredding the clothing and then re-spinning the fibers into yarn. Chemical recycling involves dissolving the fibers and spinning them back into yarn. Both methods are effective in the recycling of industrial clothing and offer companies the opportunity to dispose of their old clothing in a sustainable way.

Another way to recycle company clothing is by recycling the donate to charities. There are several organizations dedicated to recycling old clothing, such as the Salvation Army and Clothing Banks. These organizations ensure that the clothing is reused by people who need it. By donating old company clothing to these organizations, companies not only help the environment, but also contribute to a better society.

Another option for companies is to use the return clothing to the supplier. In fact, more and more suppliers are offering the option of returning old clothing, after which they will ensure that the clothing is recycled or reused. This is not only good for the environment, but can also contribute to a better relationship between company and supplier.

Our cooperation partner GAIA offers the opportunity to return company clothing via a practical recycling box. Take a look at our partner page about GAIA and its recycling options.

Finally, companies may also choose to use the recycle clothes themselves. By turning old company clothing into new products, such as bags or blankets, companies can further reduce their environmental impact. However, this requires more time and resources, and is therefore not a viable option for every business.

Recycling corporate clothing is an important step toward a more sustainable future. By reusing old clothing, companies reduce their impact on the environment and contribute to a cleaner and more beautiful world.


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In summary, these are the options in terms of recycling:

  • Mechanical or chemical recycling: old industrial clothing is shredded and re-spun into yarn, or the fibers are dissolved and re-spun into yarn.
  • Donate to charity: old company clothing is reused by people who need it.
  • Return to supplier: suppliers are increasingly offering the option of returning old clothing, after which they will ensure that the clothing is recycled or reused.
  • Recycle yourself: old company clothing can be transformed into new products, such as bags or blankets.

Upcycling corporate clothing an option?

Upcycling is the process of transform Of used or discarded materials in new products with higher value than the original material. The goal of upcycling is to waste at reduce and extend the life of materials by making them reuse instead of throwing them away.

As experts in corporate apparel, we believe that upcycling can contribute to a sustainable world by reducing the amount of waste produced. Corporate clothing is often used for a limited time and then thrown away, leading to excessive waste and environmental pollution. By upcycling industrial clothing, we can reduce the reuse material and reduce waste.

Moreover, upcycling can reduce the demand for new materials and thus reduce the Reduce pressure on natural resources. The process of designing and producing new materials requires a lot of energy and raw materials. By using existing materials and reusing them, we can reduce the amount of raw materials needed to make new materials.

Finally, upcycling can also help create new jobs and local economies. By using local materials and artisans, we can support local economies and create sustainable jobs.

All in all, upcycling of corporate clothing is a important step toward a more sustainable world and we will do our best to make this method of reuse stimulate and encourage.

The benefits of upcycling

In summary, upcycling offers a host of benefits for companies looking to invest in sustainability:

  • Reduces the amount of waste
  • Extends the life of materials
  • Reduces demand for new materials
  • Reduces pressure on natural resources
  • Creates new jobs and local economies
  • Supports sustainability and environmental protection


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Reducing your impact on the environment?

At Sustainablecompanywear we believe in a more sustainable future and want to helping companies reduce their impact on the environment. By recycling and upcycling corporate clothing, we can collectively take a step toward a circular economy.

We therefore advise companies to contact contact us for more information about our sustainable corporate apparel and recycling and upcycling opportunities.

At Sustainable Corporate Clothing, we work with several partners, including Robust Safety Wear, Circularity, Tricorp, GAIA circular and EMMA, to meet our sustainability goals and provide businesses with customized sustainable solutions. Together, we can contribute to a better future for all of us.