We are so pleased to be featured in the Docuseries, produced for Waste2Wear together with our partners Kim Duc by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions and presented by Global Fashion Agenda as part of Fashion Redressed. The series showcases the importance of encouraging sustainability, innovation, value and trust in the fashion world. https://waste2wear.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Plastic-bags-get-a-makeover.mp4 Waste2Wear Spotlighted in […]
Waste2Wear & Victoria’s Secret MENA Collaboration Unveils Sustainable Fashion Milestone at Dubai Mall Launch
DUBAI, August 31, 2023 — WASTE2WEAR in collaboration with Alshaya Group and Victoria’s Secret MENA, announces a landmark initiative, taking a significant step towards integrating sustainability and style in the fashion industry. The initiative was inaugurated at the Dubai Mall on August 31, marking a substantial stride towards fostering an environmentally responsible future. Central to […]
Waste2Wear and Kim Duc Forge Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Sustainable Production in the Bag Manufacturing Sector
HO CHI MINH, July 10, 2023 — Waste2Wear, the renowned creators of blockchain-verified fabrics from recycled plastics, joins forces with Kim Duc, a front-runner in the manufacturing of shopping bags. This fresh collaboration marks a strategic move in Kim Duc’s progression towards eco-friendly production, leveraging Waste2Wear’s acclaimed expertise in plastic recycling and blockchain transparency. As […]
Waste2Wear is participating in the BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions’ Fashion Redressed series, in association with the Global Fashion Agenda. This series, featuring our manufacturing partner Kim Duc, will focus on showcasing initiatives that are transforming the fashion industry. This collaboration with BBC Storyworks will highlight our efforts in recycling waste plastic into fabrics, a process […]
Kim Duc will now be the leading producer of a wide variety of RPET and RPP shoppers and bags fit for everyday use. The raw material for these bags comes from plastic bottles, large domestic appliances and single use take-away food containers. Both companies help their clients reach their UN SDGs by producing responsibly and […]
Waste2Wear to be Featured in BBC Storyworks’ Fashion Redressed Series, Highlighting Sustainable Innovations in Textile Industry
LONDON, June 28, 2023 — Waste2Wear is set to spotlight in the upcoming BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions’ Fashion Redressed series, a project initiated by the Global Fashion Agenda. This collaboration underscores Waste2Wear’s innovative efforts in promoting transparency and traceability in the recycling of waste plastic into fabrics, with a special feature focusing on manufacturing partners […]
Waste2Wear has been supporting and sponsoring The Jane Goodall Institute NL for many years. We were proud to provide all staff and volunteers at the recent Jane Goodall events in The Netherlands with unique uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles. Every positive action counts and every piece of recycled plastic counts! Photo credit: Roy Borghouts […]
The Best Company Award acknowledges companies that have shown that they have risen above the rest of their industry, accurately adjusting and shaping themselves towards their constantly changing client expectations and demands. Waste2Wear fights for sustainability every day and it is truly rewarding to be recognised at industry level for our commitment to the environment.
We take end of life domestic appliances such as fridges and air conditioners and strip them of the polypropylene parts to make new products. We also use discarded single use food containers. This is a messy job that no one else cares to do but we see value in this waste and believe that every […]
We celebrate CEO, Monique Maissan who won the 2023 Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership (SEAL) Award. She is honoured among the top sustainability leaders in CSR. Congratulations Monique!
Benelux Chamber selects Waste2Wear as one of the Finalists for the 2023 Best of Benelux KBC Best Company Award!
From today to April 18 pre-voting can be done by following his link: Pre-Voting Link The pre-voting will account for 50% of the final result and as we are competing with giants such as Budweiser, we’d appreciate your support! The Best of Benelux Awards will be held on April 20 at the InterContinental Hotel […]
Some of our senior management are spending time in Vietnam with a variety of new suppliers who can handle the upcoming capacity of the RPP orders and other business. Monique Maissan was in Egypt to attend and present at The Business Women of Egypt 21 & Women for Success 8th Annual International Conference in Cairo.
Monique will present about our award-winning blockchainand RA-3 RPET verification test at the WTIN Innovation/Traceabilityconference on Tuesday 25th April 16:00 UTC.
New Office The Chinese team moved 25 years of work and Waste2Wear history to new, spacious offices. Please make note of the new address: Room 301, Building A, No. 1033, Xiehe Road, Changning District , Shanghai 200335
Jerry Xing is our new QC Manager in China. He and Stefan worked together for Hema in China for 7 years making them a strong addition to our QC team. Max Lei will now be working more closely with Neil Pearson in Supply Chain Support. After many years as our financial controller, Seven Xie has […]
The team also hosted a booth at the Golden Apples Fair in Guangdong where they made several new key contacts. They were also awarded two trophies in the Golden Apples Awards for: Plastic Packaging, Plastic Products Design Innovation Award for recycled polypropylene bags (RPP). Innovative Recycling Model Award for Blockchain. […]
Colart Recycled Canvasses Another world-first for Waste2Wear: After almost 2 years of R&D we mastered the craft of creating recycled canvas fabric that is suitable for oil and acrylic paint and is set to revolutionize the art world. The first production run is being launched by the renowned ‘Liquitex’ brand. Already the Waste2Wear sales team […]
Junk Kouture Junk Kouture is the world’s largest sustainable fashion platform for youth, unleashing their creative brilliance across Ireland, France, London, Milan, New York and Abu Dhabi. Waste2Wear sponsored the ‘Purposeful Plastic ‘ award at the World Final in Abu Dhabi alongside fellow sponsors Deloitte and Etihad. Olivier had the honour of presenting […]
Waste2Wear Wins Award For Sustainable Packaging Waste2Wear is delighted to win the 2022 Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) Packaging Innovation Award of Distinction for their recycled polypropylene (RPP) bags. This prestigious award was earned in recognition of their totally traceable bags made from recycled polypropylene (RPP) for a variety of glocal brands including Mars and […]
In 2007, Waste2Wear founder and CEO Monique Maissan identified a technique to make polyester from PET plastic bottles. Initially, not much was possible, and she had to do a lot of tests to get the yarns to a certain level so that really nice usable polyester fabrics could be made from it, (whether or not […]
Even though the world had to slow down during the pandemic, Waste2Wear kept innovating to find sustainable solutions to stop plastic pollution. That is why Waste2Wear will be at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, which attracts thousands of apparel fabrics suppliers and over 73,500 visitors. It is the world’s most important destination for sourcing fabrics […]
ZURITA encourages smart sustainable consumption where high quality and versatile clothing leads to enduring wardrobe choices. They have recently collaborated with Waste2Wear as both companies have similar ideals about being a force for good in the fashion industry. The quality fibers created by Waste2Wear result in fabrics that have a soft hand feel and are […]
The Korean customer is selling a lot of bedsheets, covers etc in their summer collection. One of the hottest products is a cooling mattress protector (pun intended…). Their current models are made with virgin polyester, and they want to replace this with a more sustainable option. They reached out to Eva, and she started working […]
Recycling targets have already been laid down in year 1994 in Europe. The “Single-Use Plastics Directive 2” for example says that it is appropriate to call for a minimum content of recycled material in plastic bottles. With such products on market advertised to have a specific content of recycling material, and with laws asking to […]
READY FOR NEW MARKET At Waste2Wear we find ourselves in the middle of this exciting development. China is the largest producer of textiles and apparel globally, and our founder Monique Maissan came to Shanghai with the textile industry more than 20 years ago. Our head office is in Shanghai, but until recently our customers have been international. This is definitively set to change now. We are very excited […]
Brands and buyers of textiles from all over the world have stepped up in demanding better working conditions, and improvements have been achieved. In China this is visible for instance in comparisons of CSR standard reporting across industries, where the textile industry now ranks among the highest partly because of pressure from the buyers. However, […]
Waste2Wear started research on how to use polyester from recycled plastics in the early 2000s, and has made high quality RPET based products since 2008. The experience and knowledge about working with a source material quite different from virgin polyester enables the team to deliver a large variety of textile qualities and finished products. Working […]
The Waste2Wear ‘Creative for a Cause’ award will reward a design team who have researched meaningful causes, ones which resonates with them, which inspired the design of their entry. The Junk Kouture platform focuses on empowering it’s participants through engaging in a community of likeminded creatives and providing the world’s youth with a creative voice […]
Competing in this category were large multinational companies, so it is extra special that the 11 professional judges deemed fit that a SME player earned The Award this year. Waste2Wear was recognized for their true corporate social values along with their tireless dedication to and innovation in sustainability, for the benefit of the environment. For […]
Household Trash Did Increase Significantly Worldwide, waste increase numbers are staggering. In Hong Kong, people have used 2.2. times more throw-away plastics related to takeout packages since the outbreak, compared with the same time period last year. Deliveries were up by 25% in March, April and May in China. The volume of household waste in […]
What We Do Now Will Define The Future Of Our Planet. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we’ve seen plastic bans and waste reduction policies being revoked by governments and businesses. The impact of Covid-19 is indeed unprecedented, but the urgency to stop polluting our planet is still there. It’s therefore important that governments and businesses continue the journey they […]
During Mandela Day, which will be held online this year due to corona, the book “Ubuntu, we are the Earth” will be presented. The book based on the (South) African Ubunty philosophy of life is an annual collaboration between Ubuntu Society and Herman van Veen (Arts Center). This year, with the theme “sustainability” in special […]
Our CEO Monique Maissan will speak with Milo Tricot, Creative Director and Consultant of Mireia Lopez about the social economic implications of fisheries + covid, The Ocean Plastic Project and the environmental impact from transforming plastic waste into new sources. Inspiring Range Of Ocean Related Talks In this interview range, starting July 10, GFX brought together brilliant minds […]
As The World Moves Toward Reopening, And The Knowledge Around COVID-19 Is Increasing, Masks Are Becoming A Part Of Our Daily Life. And In Some Ways, Their Evolution Is A Clear Example Of How Much Life Has Changed In Just A Few Months. The Regulations Around The Use Of Masks Vary By Country And Even […]
On World Environmental Day 2020 The Brand Gaurav Gupta Pledged To Move Towards Shifting To Recycled Plastic Packaging. The luxury couture, eponymous gowns and exquisite tailored suits will be wrapped in a re-usable high quality clothing bag, completely made from recycled plastic bottles. The Designer Designer Gaurav Gupta whose main inspiration comes from nature, forest, […]
Waste2Wear Utilises Its Complete Value Chain To Increase Supply Of Protective Masks And Protection Wear
Since the COVID19 outbreak, the Waste2Wear organization has dedicated it’s time and efforts to develop Protective Equipment for medical use. They were able to lean on Waste2Wear’s know-how of the textile business, and a widespread network of reliable suppliers and factories with whom they have long-term relationships. After shipping to Europe they are now sending […]
The MY CIRCLE BAG collection uses Waste2Wear® canvas and lining, made of 100% recycled post-consumer, waste plastic bottles. For each bag, 6 to a maximum of 36 plastic bottles are needed. In total, just by using Waste2Wear fabrics, MYoMY has already prevented 224,760 plastic bottles from ending up in landfill or in our oceans. This partnership is […]
Our Chineses head office managed the difficult situation
Not Just PET Bottles, Waste2Wear Prevents All Kinds Of Plastic From Polluting Our Planet The most commonly used plastic in the world is used in almost all of our home appliances. These products, such as fridges and air conditioners, often end up in landfill. Today, Waste2Wear is proud to announce that it can recycle this […]
Waste2Wear proudly stands among the distinguished honorees at the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Award, an illustrious celebration of innovation and success. This prestigious recognition marks a pivotal moment in our journey, affirming our commitment to sustainable excellence and pioneering solutions in the fashion industry. The EY Emerging Entrepreneur Award is a testament to our unwavering dedication […]
The National Hockey Team Of Switzerland Partners With Waste2Wear To Bring Sportswear With A ‘Double Value’.
In the ever-pressing battle against environmental degradation, an influential environmental leader has emerged as a catalyst for change. Dressed in a symbolic Waste2Wear suit, this visionary figure stands as a beacon, passionately calling for collective action against ocean pollution. In a world where the health of our oceans hangs in the balance, this call to […]