CIRCULAR BUSINESS TEXTILES
CIBUTEX stands for “circular business textiles” and was established in February 2022. The founders of the cooperative are Blycolin, Dibella, Edelweiss, Lamme and Nedlin. Through the cooperation of the five companies, strengths and knowledge are bundled.
Textile service companies that are in competition with each other have deliberately joined forces in the field of textile waste management. Because we believe that together we can make a difference and make the textile supply chain more sustainable.
True to our motto: Circularity through cooperation
CIBUTEX works closely with upcyclers who need larger quantities of B2B post consumer waste/resource textiles for their upcycling process. The textiles required by the upcyclers must be white and made of 100% cotton or blends of maximum 50% polyester.
We bundle our large quantities of B2B post consumer textiles and sell them to upcyclers who give them a new life. The money we make from this is passed on to our members on a pro-rata basis and also invested in research and development.
Our goal is to send at least 400 tonnes of B2B post consumer waste textiles to our upcyclers in the second year, bringing the textiles back into the textile supply chain. In doing so, we not only want to reduce waste, but also achieve water and CO2 savings. It is our ambition to take responsibility and support textile recycling to the next level.
Our work aims to contribute to the achievement of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
From textile to textile.
In the future, we would like to make it possible for our used textiles to be upcycled into new textiles.
To achieve this, we would like to participate in the research and development of new upcycling technologies and aim for a closed loop solution.
Luuk de Win
Joost van Leeuwen
Marc van Boekholt
Do you work in the textile service sector and have larger quantities of B2B consumer waste/resource textiles or are you convinced of our idea and would like to support us and our project? Are you willing to commit to sustainable business practices within the framework of our cooperative? If you are interested in becoming a member of our cooperative, please contact us!
Photo credits: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): UN Global Compact
Coöperatieve CIBUTEX U.A.
1071 XE Amsterdam