Modern athletes and fitness enthusiasts are seeking performance gear that also honors the Earth’s well-being. Waste2Wear has met this call since 2016, manufacturing RPET sportswear from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles that promise superior performance and dedication to the planet. Leveraging pioneering technology, we offer verified traceability, allowing individuals to follow their gear’s transformation from Waste2Wear.
We partner with brands to create a sustainable future, and that future is now. From the refinement of high-end couture to the edgy charm of street-style beanies, we have the innovative spirit and the technical expertise to transform your designs into a reality. Our diverse range of environmentally-friendly creations includes everything from t-shirts and polos to hoodies, swimwear, activewear, beanies, scarves, gilets, jackets, and so much more. If you can dream it, we can produce it.
Opting for RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) fabrics in your sportswear line isn’t just about making a performance statement; it’s about making an earth-friendly commitment. This innovative material, made from recycled plastic bottles, uses 86% less water, 75% less CO2, and 70% less energy compared to traditional materials.
Our RPET sportswear lines, developed with and without stretch for optimal functionality & performance. These fabrics often feature extra breathable and wicking finishes.
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