Frequently Asked Questions

How does Fashion to Fiber guarantee that the process is sustainable and fair?

Fashion to Fiber attaches great importance to transparency. This is why we always draft reports that are available to our customers. This way they always know exactly what happens to their clothes.

In addition, our customers are always welcome to come and see for themselves how sorting, reuse, and recycling work.

What does Extended Producer Responsibility mean?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is one of the instruments that the government uses to increase sustainability in the textile chain. From 1 January 2023 at the latest, textile producers, retailers or importers will be held responsible for the collection and recycling of the textile products they introduce to the Dutch market.

In the system that is currently being developed by the sector, the retailer, importer, or producer contributes to an EPR fund. The contribution will be related to the volume they bring to the market. The EPR fund will finance, among other things, innovative recycling techniques that make a substantial contribution to a circular textile chain.

How is the clothing processed?

First off, the clothing that is handed in at the Fashion to Fiber collection is sorted. This process involves determining which clothing or textiles can be reworn or reused. When textile or clothing is not suitable for reuse or when the customer does not want it to be re-marketed, it can be recycled. Depending on the material, the fibers can be processed into new yarns or used, for example, as non-wovens in acoustic materials or in furniture. Read more about our retail solutions.

What rates does Fashion to Fiber charge?

The rates vary according to what you want.Contact us for a suitable tailor-made proposal. We look at your needs and ensure that our proposal is in line with them.

How is the clothing processed?

First off, the clothing that is handed in at the Fashion to Fiber collection is sorted. This process involves determining which clothing or textiles can be reworn or reused. When textile or clothing is not suitable for reuse or when the customer does not want it to be re-marketed, it can be recycled. Depending on the material, the fibers can be processed into new yarns or used, for example, as non-wovens in acoustic materials or in furniture. Read more about our retail solutions.

What rates does Fashion to Fiber charge?

The rates vary according to what you want.Contact us for a suitable tailor-made proposal. We look at your needs and ensure that our proposal is in line with them.

How does the logistics process work?

The logistics surrounding the collection of the clothing can be done in different ways, depending on the preferences of the retailer. It can be agreed, for example, that a delivery person who delivers the goods will take the returned clothing with them. There are central points where we collect the clothing, such as in distribution centres. The retailer then ensures that the clothing ends up in the distribution centre. Retailers are also given the option of sending the collected clothing to Fashion to Fiber for sorting and processing. Finally, it is possible to have us collect the clothing directly from the retailer.

How often is the collection box picked up?

Together we will determine what pick-up time is convenient. This can be done weekly or monthly, depending on the need.

Do you have another question not listed above?

Please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Mariska Boer, co-owner

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