Van Puijenbroek Textiel”s REWORK (workwear) line of clothing is the fu

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Last modified: 9 May 2023
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At the 2014 Amsterdam Fashion Week, a large amount of attention was paid to sustainability in the textile and clothing industry. REWORK Cradle to Cradle® workwear – the first cotton workwear that will not ultimately end up on the scrap heap – is pioneering the way and setting new trends in sustainability. It is designed in such a way that all the constituent parts can be reused. The originator of the Cradle to Cradle concept, Michael Braungart, already launched REWORK in December 2012: “The ball is now in the entrepreneurs” court. It is up to them to buy sustainable workwear and make REWORK a success. REWORK is smarter than recycling, it is upcycling!””

Unique partnership
REWORK Cradle to Cradle workwear is the result of a unique partnership between Dutch workwear producer Van Puijenbroek Textiel, textile service companies Berendsen, Initial and Lavans and waste management services provider Van Gansewinkel. The workwear is designed in such a way that all its constituent parts can be reused. Old and worn REWORK workwear can be used to spin new yarn or to make compost.

Sustainable with a good price/quality ratio
Cradle to Cradle is more than recycling. Smart solutions have been used from the outset in its design and production. The way in which REWORK workwear is dyed is, for example, much more environmentally friendly than traditional methods. As a result, the cotton thread does not contain any harmful substances, which means it can be reused as a raw material for making, for example, new workwear. And that is precisely the idea behind Cradle to Cradle: waste is food. The concept is innovative as well as sustainable and has a recognisable quality for a price that is comparable with that of normal industrial clothing. Braungart: “Everyone needs workwear. Entrepreneurs should not switch to REWORK because it is comfortable to wear, but because of the innovative new approach and the good quality.””

International certification and wide range of colours
REWORK has been awarded the Silver Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute. Seven colours – navy, black, cornflower blue, orange, green, off-white and fluorescent yellow – with which all conceivable models can be made, have now received certification and REWORK in standard sizes is available from stock. REWORK can also be made from Tencel fabric or organically grown cotton on request.

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