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.

Expanding collection, a challenge for reuse

Now that reuse is becoming part and parcel of everyday life and practices in Europe, CEPOVETT is going the extra mile to increase its end-of-service-life clothing collection from its customers. Suitable logistics and higher volume flows are key to establishing a secondhand sector.
In 2023, the Company wishes to increase its rate of
collection from customers and enhance its stock of clothing ready for reuse, in particular through incentive systems for wearers and special communication on the purpose of the recycling initiative. The Company, which has been committed to an ambitious workwear recycling approach with its customers since 2014, has been working with an efficient, easy-to-use collection tool for several years now, the "BoxTextile", for collecting post-consumer worn clothing from customers.

  • Dorothée Bernier

    "During the collection, the mobilization of employees was remarkable, testifying to their involvement in Thalys' social and environmental ambitions. The uniforms will be transformed into insulating material. This insulation will be used for its soundproofing properties in our new headquarters in Brussels. In this way, the link between our on-road and off-road staff is made tangible. The circular economy invites us to rethink our operating methods, which is very stimulating."

    Dorothée BERNIER
    CSR Manager THALYS International
  • "Through this eco-socio-responsible initiative, NOVOTEL France is demonstrating its employees' commitment to sustainable development. Our committed brand contributes to the preservation of natural resources in a circular economy."

    Patricia PERENT
    Marketing opérationnel France Direction produit, offres de services & programmation
  • "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."
    Patrick MERCHIERS
    Business Development Director
    "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."
    Directeur du développement durable et relations extérieures
  • Sylvain Marull, CEPOVETT Safety

    "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. "

    Sylvain MARULL
    Directeur commercial CEPOVETT Safety
  • Sophie Griffin

    "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 !"

    Sophie GRIFFIN
    Environmental Manager,Modern Construction sites VINCI Construction France
  • “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.”

    Arnaud Herrmann
    Sustainable Development Manager, Accor Hotels



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.