Dutch Awearness is the pioneer and frontrunner in chain management for the textile industry. As chain manager, we develop work wear, corporate wear and textile-related products that are designed to be reused.
- We design and produce 100% recyclable garments and products
- Control the circular chain
- Create eco-effective innovations
- Design and manage new circular textile supply chains
- Test market validation of the new business models
From 2013 until 2016, we have been working in the circular economy, together with our partners in the EcoProFabrics project, which is supported by the European Commission in its Eco Innovation Programme. One objective in this project was to develop a track and trace system to control circular supply chains in the textile industry. All DA Inside garments we make are brought back to raw materials after use, in order to make a new garment. We developed new business models, created eco-effective innovations and developed software to control the circular chain: the Circular Content Management System (CCMS).
In this project, we learnt that it is not only about materials, but also about working together and sharing knowledge. We need to know who the partners are and we have to connect in partnership. With the system, we wanted to connect the two components raw materials/products and the managing tools to control the circular production. Because if you don’t know what is in the product (through the bill of materials), it makes it very difficult to recycle the product again on the same level, to a new material. Even more important is that if you do not know who the producers are – how the chain works and where, it is impossible to share knowledge, manage the chain, make new innovations and act responsible together.