Our team of eco-enthusiasts, textile engineers, and merchandisers are devoted to pioneering ways to create RPP & RPET products that are fully traceable.
The ultimate goal? A future where recycling is so ingrained, plastic waste ceases to exist.
Our mission is to recycle plastic waste into textile products for a circular environment that consumers can verify.
Our vision? We see a future where the earth comes first.
A textile engineer by trade, since 1998, our founder & visionary, Monique Maissan has been pioneering textile technology to find a way to do better by the planet. After discovering the transformative potential of recycled bottle fabrics in 2006, Maissan launched Waste2Wear. This female-led venture is rooted in a profound purpose: transforming recycled plastics into mainstream textile products. Monique’s vision continues to drive us as we reshape the textile industry, impacting lives and reducing global plastic waste one product at a time.
Our innovation-driven approach has led us to create an award-winning blockchain technology. Each product comes with a QR code that verifies the journey from plastic waste, step-by-step in smart contracts with unique coding, right through to finished textile products.
Our commitment to sustainability and transparency has earned us numerous accolades, including the prestigious 2021 Sustainability Leaders, World Sustainability Award in the sustainable supply chain category. These recognitions fuel our determination to innovate further and widen our impact.
Outstanding Environmental and Climate Performance
Outstanding Environmental and Climate Performance
Environmental Impact Award
Sustainable Supply Chain Award
Package Innovation Sustainable Design
ESG Environmental Product of the year (RPP BAGS) Finalist
Plastic Products Design
Innovation Recycling Model
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
PRCA Award for Best Recycled Product (RPP BAGS)
Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership
Waste2Wear is a Canadian company, under the leadership of a Dutch CEO and has its headquarters in the Netherlands. Our company boasts a global presence strategically located in countries such as the Netherlands, UAE, China, India, Vietnam, and the United States.
Sven Bleekemolen is a Dutch entrepreneur and textile engineer. He is a versatile executive with a broad skill set and experience in a global marketplace. Lived and worked in Europe, Indonesia, and Turkey. Solid expertise in management of start-up to mature fashion companies in competitive wholesale and retail markets.
In his role as director of several companies, Sven built strong knowledge of international wholesale, retail, B2B sales, production and brand development. He has a strategic and innovative mindset, always focused on business development. He has a record of identifying opportunities and leading diverse teams to surpass revenue goals.
Sven has a strong focus on sustainability and is excited to discover the possibilities that lie in Waste2Wear’s groundbreaking material and blockchain technologies. He is committed to creating a major contribution to the business performance of Waste2Wear along with the transition to a more circular economy for a better outcome of the world.
Stefan Kleijkamp is a highly experienced Global Quality and Compliance Manager with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Originally from the Netherlands, Stefan has spent the last two decades working in Asia, with 17 of those years in China. He is fluent in Chinese and has worked with a wide range of product groups including textile, apparel, hard goods and plastics. Throughout his career, Stefan has held positions in quality and compliance management for both large and medium sized companies, as well as in purchasing and logistics. His extensive experience has given him a deep understanding of the challenges and issues facing the industry, particularly in relation to traceability of recycled materials such as textile, cotton and polyester. With his expertise in quality and compliance, Stefan is dedicated to ensuring that the products and services provided by Waste2Wear meet the highest standards in quality, sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Monique Maissan is a Dutch entrepreneur and textile engineer specializing in sustainable solutions for the industry. As CEO and founder of Waste2Wear, she leads a committed team in creating products and services for a better future. Her vision has driven the company to produce fabrics and products made from recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and recycled polypropylene (RPP) plus award winning blockchain and RPET verification test RA-3.
Monique has won several industry awards, most recently:
Finalist of “Future Leader” World Sustainability Awards 2022;
“Outstanding Achiever” of Global Green Economic Forum, Women Eco Game Changer Awards 2022;
“Woman Leader in Plastic Recycling” Plastic Recycling Conference Asia** 2022;
“The Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year” of Entrepreneurs’ Organization*** 2021.
She is constantly on the lookout for new and better ways to recycle more plastic. Monique’s drive comes from her determination to do her part to leave this world in a better place for her two adult children and all of the next generation