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Together we create a more sustainable textile industry

Stichting UPV Textiel supports producers and importers of clothing and household textiles in their individual EPR obligations. On behalf of the participating companies, the foundation will collectively organize the collection, reuse and recycling of discarded textiles. The foundation also encourages consumers to separately hand in more clothes and textiles via the textile bins or shops. By joining forces, we can realize the sustainability goals.

Producer organization
Stichting UPV Textiel was established in 2022 on the initiative of Modint and INretail. From August 2023, the foundation is formally a producer organization and works for the entire sector. In other sectors, this appears to be the best way to keep the EPR efficiently viable and affordable. The foundation seeks cooperation with systems in other EU countries. Internationally active companies have an interest in doing so. Both members and non-members can participate in this producer organization.

The board of Stichting UPV Textiel includes executives from Angro, Beddinghouse, Company Fits, HEMA, Kyra, Livera, WE fashion, Wibra, Zeeman, INretail/Modint.

By and for the sector
The EPR for Textiles Decree stems from the government's Circular Textiles 2020-2025 policy program. In 2019, in the sector plan Towards a Circular Textile Chain the sector expressed its ambition and commitment to work together to fulfil its extended producer responsibility effectively and proportionately. Partly in response to political pressure and social criticism to take direction: "by and for the sector". Producers and importers are obligated by the legal EPR for Textiles Decree to set up a system to collect more clothes separately, enable more reuse and more high-quality recycling. By joining forces, the producer organization can further develop the existing infrastructure into an efficient collection and processing system to achieve the reuse and recycling goals.

Chain agreements
The foundation makes agreements with municipalities, collectors, sorters, thrift shops and recyclers and cooperates with companies that develop new initiatives for collection and processing. This enables effective and affordable collection and processing of discarded clothes and textiles. In this way, companies do not individually have to make complex agreements with all the different parties. In addition, the collective enables investments in knowledge sharing and innovations, which are necessary for achieving the targets.

In short: Stichting UPV Textiel can collectively, on behalf of the participating companies, organize the individual responsibilities as efficiently, effectively and affordably as possible. For you and with the sector.

We look forward to support your organization in taking on extended producer responsibility.


On August 11, 2023, Stichting UPV Textiel submitted a collective notification to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management on behalf of its participants. Its receipt has been acknowledged, making the foundation formally a producer organization. In the participant list below, which is updated every two weeks, you will find an overview of our participants. Participants in this list can also represent sub-participants. Periodically an addition to the collective notification is made to the Ministry.


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