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Workwear textiles designed for cyclability

Schoeller Textil AG is a textile manufacturer with headquarters in Switzerland. The globally-operating company specializes in the sustainable development and production of innovative textiles and textile technologies. In order to preserve resources and generate less waste in the workwear market, Schoeller has collaborated with the Dutch company, DutchSpirit to develop an alternative to conventional polyester/cotton blend fabrics. Polyester/cotton textiles are the most commonly used fabrics in workwear. However, these fabrics are difficult to recycle and reuse. The Inspire Collection is made of 100% polyester (60% recycled PET) with the feel of conventional polyester/cotton fabrics. At the end of their life cycle, Inspire fabrics can be completely recycled and processed into PET granulate and staple fibers. The Inspire Collection consists of a series of different knitted fabrics, woven fabrics and soft-shells, available in EN ISO 20471-compliant high-visibility colors with chemical protection in accordance with EN 13034, or as windproof and waterproof versions in accordance with EN 343 with the recyclable Sympatex membrane.