Founded: 2015 Partnered: 2019
The Netherlands & USA
Florentine Fockema Andreae
Brands and retailers lack systems to recover value from unsellable inventory. For garments that have been produced but cannot be sold, the creative, physical, natural and financial resources invested in them are lost. This leads to massive waste problems with negative environmental impacts, significant financial losses for brands and missed opportunities for consumers.
The Renewal Workshop (TRW) takes discarded apparel and textiles and turns them into Renewed Apparel, upcycled materials or recycling feedstock. Data is collected on everything that flows through the system and is given back to TRW brand partners to help them improve the production and design of future products. It is a zero waste system that recovers the full value out of what has already been created as a way of serving customers, partners and planet.
The Renewal Workshop is providing the apparel industry with a completely circular and sustainable solution and provides its customers a way to become zero waste consumers.