Sustainable use of resources
How can we cancel the throwaway society for textiles?
So far we live in a linear textile economy, which is based on a take-make-use-throwaway pattern. We need to take massive steps into a circular textile economy.
What is a circular textile economy?
When a textile product reaches the end of its life, its materials and energy are kept as long as possible within the economy wherever possible and at the “highest value” potential. This is called the end-of-life option.
Do your products have an end-of-life option?
The materials we establish throughout our product range are made from the highest rate of recycled textiles possible. We always prefer to make mono-materials to increase recycling rates at end-of-life.
The goal is to create products from 100% recycled mono-materials from our own industry. Numerous of our products would meet the criteria of "recyclable" or "circular"; however, there is still no uniform take-back system for textiles.
Can I return my old product to be recycled?
Our innovative measures have already achieved high rates of (depending on the series) over 90% recycled textiles per product by weight. This means numerous products would meet the "recyclable" or "circular" criteria.
There is not yet a uniform, household-based return system for textiles. We support the procedure that the European Union wants to introduce. Returning products to us would cause additional emissions.