Circletex co-foundation and membership

We're a co-founder and member of Circletex

Sioen is a proud co-founder and member of Circletex, an association that researches systems to optimise textile recycling and how to reuse textiles.

Circletex states its mission as follows : We want to examine with all players in the chain of industrial clothing, protective clothing and flat linen, whether a system can be set up whereby the collected end-of-life textiles from these streams can be recovered, repurposed or recycled.

In a circular economy, numerous strategies are applied in order to continue to use materials and products in the economy in as high-quality a manner as possible. They are repaired, have a high secondhand value, are upgradeable, and can easily be taken apart and turned into new products. The selected materials are recycled or bio-based at conception and are recyclable or biodegradable at end-of-life.

Sioen is proud to be pioneer as one of the founding fathers of this revolutionary association that has circularity at the core of its mission: "To promote/facilitate and monitor circular economy commitments related to the selective collection of all products made with textiles".

Circletex aims to facilitate:

  • the relationships/collaboration between end-users, service providers, manufacturers & other stakeholders
  • selective collection, sorting and valorisation of pre-consumer textile flows (manufacturing residues, unsold products, ...), post-consumer textile flows (used products, end-of-life products, ...)

Promoting product maintenance/life extension, reuse/repair and upgrading and recycling of raw materials with full circularity as a future goal.