Factsheet Workwear Dutch ministry of Defence
The Dutch ministry of Defence is a high user of textile products in its extensive military equipment. In this project, the ministry sought to address the problem throughout the chain. Surplus/used clothing is no longer burned, but is recycled and restored to reusable fibres. (June 2017)
The ministry of Defence then offers this product to the market as high-quality raw material. And new suppliers to the ministry must use recycled fibres in new textiles. The first phase of this project started with three lots: towels and wash cloths; scarves and handkerchiefs; and overalls.