The Circular workwear initiative aims to encourage governments and companies to choose circular corporate clothing The goal is: by 2025, 25% of all workwear in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will be circularly sourced. And by 2030 it will be 50%.
Why circular workwear?
Industrial clothing is a major sector within the Dutch textile industry. But corporate clothing is often not produced sustainably. Companies also tend to not handle textiles sustainably.
The Amsterdam Economic Board therefore started the Circular workwear initiative. This initiative focuses on the impact that the production and handling of workwear has on the environment. And what companies can do to deal with this better and more sustainably. Repairing, recycling and circular purchasing of workwear will reduce pollution in the textile industry. This may have only a small impact for one company. Still: every euro you spend on fair and sustainable workwear does not go to polluting industries with poor working conditions.
What about you?
Are your employees already wearing circular corporate clothing? See how many of our Network Council members have already started using circular textiles in their own organisations.
What we are working on
- Measuring status (% circular procurement)
- Two annual meetings with 10-20 participants and 5-10 participating organisations
- Joint market consultation
- Meetup with companies and knowledge institutions
- Registration for softshells (still subject to change)