Today is a festive day: we celebrate our 10th anniversary! Our fantastic journey has brought many exciting challenges. Above all, we have confirmed what we already suspected 10 years ago: we have a solid concept with considerable potential, making a difference in this industry.
WHITEWEAR is a success, not in the least because of solid co-operations, with skilled and dedicated employees, business partners, suppliers, and customers. People who have been, and continue to be, crucial to WHITEWEAR, to whom we wish to say: Thank you all so much! A good co-operation is the result of mutual respect and honesty – something we can say without a doubt we have experienced.
WHITEWEAR ’s exciting journey continues, with an ever-stronger focus on sustainability. We strongly feel that we have a shared responsibility to take care of each other and our planet. Our industry is connected with environmental challenges – it is up to us to figure out how to develop and source our products differently. Our mission is to increase the share of sustainable textiles in the Scandinavian healthcare industry.
We look forward to continuing and developing our co-operation with you all 😊
More and more companies start to focus on sustainability in recent years, starting a green transition - and with good reason! We need to be careful with our planet and its resources. That is why the time to act is now!
But where should you start? It can be hard to see the wood for the trees when it comes to sustainable alternatives, quality-assured certificates, and healthy production environments.
Let us guide you! WHITEWEAR is an expert in textiles and can guide you towards suitable fabrics and qualities – and we live and breathe sustainability. In this article, we tell you everything you need to know about recycled polyester.
Recycled polyester – hard-wearing since 1993
Should you opt for polyester workwear, WHITEWEAR recommends you use recycled polyester instead of traditional polyester. As you might know, polyester dries quickly. Even though it may seem like the latest new thing, recycled polyester has been around since 1993.
The only difference between then and now is that the production technologies have taken a giant leap forwards, resulting in far better fabric quality.
Recycled polyester is used for a myriad of products, where the fantastic properties and durability of polyester come into their own. Especially for sportswear, workwear, staff apparel, socks, and more, polyester is a sensible choice.
For more information about what to keep in mind when choosing workwear for your staff, read our blog, The Right Workwear for the Healthcare Industry: An Overview.
Why use Personnel Apparel Made of Recycled Polyester?
Other than being hard-wearing, recycled polyester dries quickly – even when worn. In practice, it means that if you need workwear for your staff that works under warm conditions, recycled polyester is a safe choice.
Furthermore, staff apparel or workwear is used over and over again. Therefore, your workwear choice becomes a sustainable one by choosing a product that can withstand repeated wash and wear without losing shape, colour, or function. After all, isn’t it better to invest in one good quality shipment of workwear that’ll last you a long time over many substandard ones?
Learn more about staff apparel by reading our blog, Three things you need to keep in mind when you buy staff apparel for the healthcare sector.
This is how we make sure our products are of premium quality
When we use recycled polyester in our textiles, we use recycled polyester manufactured according to GRS (Global Recycle Standard). This gives us a transparent supply chain with full traceability regarding the fibres, working conditions, and environmental impact of the manufacturing process. In practice, we know for a fact that our recycled polyester is made from previously used plastic, such as old plastic bottles, fishing nets, etc.
Like all other WHITEWEAR products, our recycled polyester styles are OEKO-TEX® certified. Choosing OEKO-TEX-certified textiles helps protect your staff from harmful chemicals that are often found in non-OEKO-TEX-certified fabrics.
Would you like to know more about how recycled polyester can make a difference for your staff apparel, patient apparel, or healthcare textiles?
We cooperate with many suppliers across the world. We deeply care about doing our part when it comes to improving working conditions. That is why, on March 1st 2021, WHITEWEAR became a member of amfori BSCI.
What is amfori BSCI
Amfori believes in a world where trade facilitates social, environmental and economic benefits for everybody. To achieve that, amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) uses a code of conduct to which all members adhere. This code is built upon 11 principles and values that ensure ethically and socially responsible business conduct. The code also sets several demands for factories that produce our wares regarding their employees' working conditions. Conditions that are audited regularly by an independent third party.
Amfori BSCI's 11 Principles
Amfori's Core Values
Amfori has three core values that guide the organisation and its members: continuous improvement, cooperation, and empowerment.
Read more about our certificates and how we care for the environment and working conditions.
What Does the amfori BSCI Membership Mean to WHITEWEAR?
Many of our business partners are BSCI audited already. With the amfori BSCI membership, we can now actively participate in further improving working conditions, together with our business partners and in our own supply chain. The eleven principles represent areas where WHITEWEAR is obliged to continue working for an even better and more sustainable supply chain.
The amfori BSCI membership also incorporates the amfori Academy – an innovative digital platform for developing sustainable supply chain management skills. It offers training to both our business partners and us – knowledge we can use when we visit our partners across the world, allowing us to evolve together.
WHITEWEAR cares about the environment and decent working conditions for all parties involved, making the amfori BSCI membership a natural step in our continued development.