RECYCLING WORN-OUT PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING
COMMITMENT N°7 - ENVIRONNEMENT
CEPOVETT has made recycling and the end of textile products' life cycle a priority in its CSR policy.
We offer innovative, tailor-made, socio-economic and environmental solutions with our leading partners. We collect, mass-market and recycle work clothing at the end of its life cycle through the implementation of textile recycling operations for the community. This recycling applies particularly to re-use in France or abroad, and unravelling fabric to create thermal and acoustic insulation for the automotive and housing industries.
Recycled tote bag made from patchwork fabric
Upcycling is tested in our EPSILON/ CEPOVETT Malagasy production facility as one of the potential ways for recycling our customers' fabric scraps.
This virtuous solution consists in reusing fabric scraps produced by workwear manufacturing and making patchwork tote bags with them. This innovative process, a means for recovering waste, means that textiles are used completely and turned into accessories. The fabrics used for the tote bags are collected from all the company's customers and, as such, become a showcase for our customers' fabrics. Each bag is made up of around 80 pieces of fabric assembled using a traditional British-style patchwork sewing technique where small pieces of different fabrics are sewn together to obtain a colourful, stylish medley. This initiative has a twofold ecological and learning purpose. The "Made in Madagascar" tote bags enable trainee seamstresses to practise on the factory production line.
"This groundbreaking solution is part of the initiative focusing on continuous innovation and on mastering historic know-how, from spinning to weaving. Together with CEPOVETT Group, we share the same desire to accelerate the circular economy and to popularize our technical fabrics."
"Since 2015, the circular economy has been central to the CEPOVETT Group's vision of new business models, from experimentation to change-of-scale, it invites us to rethink our production methods and services in order to reduce the use of resources: today CEPOVETT invents circular workwear."
"This Boxtextile Recyclovetttm is an innovative recycling concept for our distributor customers that perfectly reflects our ambition to involve our product users in this virtuous approach. Our innovative solution allows our customers to recycle 100% of the textile PPE that they use. "
"Our first initiative carried out in collaboration with CEPOVETT Safety is a first step towards our ambition to recycle 100% of our professional textiles in a circular economy. This pilot project conducted with CEPOVETT Group, enabled us to recycle more than 25% of our work clothes and raise awareness among all our sites and staff about sorting and recovery procedures. All in all a big success !"
“At AccorHotels, we are committed to providing a positive hotel experience by innovating with our partners and suppliers. The joint initiative with CEPOVETT Group and our Novotel colleagues in Spain and Portugal underline our ambition to design new positive and responsible models. Giving new life to an item like used uniforms and converting them into kitchen aprons represents a step forward for the circular economy and is gratifying for our staff, as well as being of interest to our guests.”
A CSR POLICY
THAT SERVES OUR COMPANY'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE
For many years, CEPOVETT Group has placed sustainable development at the heart of its business strategy, operational processes and systems, underlining a commitment to socially and economically responsible occupational clothing.
A new textile economy
Launching the «recycled clothing» concept
Making our stakeholders aware of the circular economy
Identifying new recycling solutions