Intro CircularPolyester/cotton textiles are the most commonly used fabrics in workwear. However, these fabrics are difficult to recycle and reuse. In order to preserve resources and generate less waste in the workwear market, Schoeller has collaborated with the Dutch company, DutchSpirit to develop an alternative to conventional polyester/cotton blend fabrics.
With our new Inspire Collection made of 100% polyester – but with the feel of conventional polyester/cotton fabrics – we have created a product with a longer service life, 60% of which originates from recycled PET bottles.
The fact that there is no cotton content reduces the cultivation area and the water required in production. At the end of their life cycle, Inspire fabrics can be completely recycled and processed into PET granulate and staple fibers.
The innovative Inspire Collection consists of a series of different knitted fabrics, woven fabrics and soft-shells, available in EN ISO 20471-compliant high-visibility colors with chemical protection in accordance with EN 13034, or as windproof and waterproof versions in accordance with EN 343 with the recyclable Sympatex membrane.
The entire manufacturing and recycling process is avouched by Schoeller and DutchSpirit together with partner operations in Europe.