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KBC Best of Benelux ‘Best Company Award’

KBC Benelux Best Company Awards

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.

Waste2Wear proud PRCA Winners for Best Recycled Product for (RPP) bags

PRCA Winners for Best Recycled Product

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 […]

Waste2wear Presents Rpp Products From China to Europe on Major Trade Fairs

Golden Apples Fair in Guangdong

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.           […]

Creative and Sustainable, Waste2Wear Offers Recycled Canvas With Colart / Liquitex

Recycled Canvas Colart / Liquitex

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 […]

Sustainable Design at Its Best; Junk Kouture

Waste2Wear at Junk Kouture

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 […]

Important Canadian Sustainable Win for Waste2Wear

Waste2Wear Packaging Innovation Award

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 […]

Zurita: Sustainable Beauty

Sustainable Fashion Leader Monica

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 […]

Covid-19: Increased Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste

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 […]

The Innovative Couturier Gaurav Gupta Bonds With Waste2Wear To Push Recycled Plastics

Gaurav Gupta Bonds With Waste2Wear

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, […]

Proud To Have Been Part Of The EY Emerging Entrepreneur Award

EY Emerging Entrepreneur Award

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 […]

Sven Bleekemolen

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.

Hein Barnhoorn

Olivier van Migem

Ruma Kinger

Rena Jiang

Rena Jiang has over 20 years experience in the textile industry. Knowing how polluting the industry is, Rena is proud to be making a positive impact by doing the right thing with Waste2Wear.

Christophe Marze

Christophe Marze has over 15 years specializing in structuring and powering up businesses in Asia. As a French national, he has spent many years living and working in Germany and in China. Christophe is passionate about continuous improvement, sustainability and compliance which are from him the pillars of a healthy business drive.

Jeroen van der Wind

Jeroen van der Wind is an entrepreneur, specializing in international trade within the textile and promotional industries in South East Asia for over three decades. He was managing partner of The Cookie Company for many years, producing licensed kids apparel for several multinational customers. In combination with a healthy business drive, he is determined to help further the Waste2Wear mission of relieving the planet of the plastic problem to create a better world, especially for his four adult children.

Eduardo Garza Garcia

Eduardo Garza Garcia is a Mexican designer and entrepreneur specializing in sustainable solutions for plastics. He has been pivotal in innovations including the industry-first recycled polypropylene (RPP) from discarded domestic appliances; a unique RPET verification method (RA-3) proving the recycled plastic content in materials and the industry-first blockchain technology. Thanks to his innovations, Waste2Wear has won several prestigious environmental awards. Eduardo is truly an innovator in the world of recycled plastics constantly working for new ways to bring more transparency to the recycling industry.

Stefan Kleijkamp

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

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