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Together circular

Stichting UPV Textiel supports producers and importers of clothing and household textiles in their individual EPR obligations. On behalf of our participating companies, we will collectively organize the collection, reuse and recycling of discarded textiles. This requires good cooperation in the chain. The foundation also encourages consumers to separately hand in more clothes and textiles via the textile bins or shops. With a strong constituency, we can work together towards the transition to a circular textile chain. 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. 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. Together with partners in the chain, we further develop the existing infrastructure into an efficient collection and processing system to achieve the reuse and recycling targets. We encourage collaborations and innovations needed to enable the transition to circularity. We also seek cooperation to share knowledge, alignment and harmonize 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.

Expert groups
We are working on a cost-efficient and effective system for collecting and processing textiles. In expert groups, participants and chain partners actively think about the principles of the textile management structure. In this way, the market helps determine what works for the sector. The expert groups advises the board on topics, such as the textile administration system, communication, monitoring, innovation and eco-modulation.
View overview expert groups.

Chainpartners
The foundation talks with several chain partners including Vereniging Herwinning Textiel (VHT), Branchevereniging Kringloop Nederland (BKN), Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG) and NVRD (Dutch municipalities and public companies). The aim is to reach agreements on opportunities to improve collection, sorting and recycling structures. These will be laid down in a chain agreement, which will form the basis for agreements with service providers to implement and monitor the collection, recycling and reuse of clothing and textiles. In this way, companies do not individually have to make complex agreements with all the different parties. We also cooperate with companies developing new initiatives for collection and processing. Constructive collaborations and collective investment in knowledge sharing and innovations are necessary for achieving the targets and enabling the transition to a circular textile chain.

Board

Joris Aperghis, Algemeen Directeur, WE fashion

Joris Aperghis 
General Director 
WE fashion

Henriette van Beynum, Eigenaar en Directeur, Beddinghouse

Henriette van Beynum
Owner and Director
Beddinghouse

Udo Delfgou, Bestuursvoorzitter Stichting UPV textiel en Directeur INretail

Udo Delfgou
Director of the Board Stichting UPV Textiel and Director INretail

Ruud Jacobse, Algemeen Directeur, Livera

Ruud Jacobse
General Director
Livera

René de Lege, Financieel en Vastgoed Directeur, Zeeman

René de Lege
Financial and Real Estate Director
Zeeman

Jeroen Markink, Directeur, Wibra

Jeroen Markink
Director
Wibra

Evert-Jan Poppe, Eigenaar en Directeur, CompanyFits

Evert-Jan Poppe
Owner and Director
CompanyFits

Eva Ronhaar, Directeur Innovatie en Sustainability, HEMA

Eva Ronhaar
Director Innovation and Sustainability
HEMA

Eric Serrarens, Eigenaar en Directeur, Angro

Eric Serrarens
Owner and Director
Angro

Udo Delfgou, Bestuursvoorzitter Stichting UPV textiel en Directeur INretail

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Udo Delfgou, Bestuursvoorzitter Stichting UPV textiel en Directeur INretail

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Participants

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 you will find an overview of our participants. Participants in this list can also represent sub-participants.

Work at Stichting UPV Textiel?

UPV Textile Foundation works with the textile sector on the ambition to enable the transition to a circular textile chain. We do this with a small, ambitious team of professionals building the organization from the ground up. Our culture is open, stimulating and focused on collaboration. We believe that you achieve more together than alone. Fast communication, sparring and working together towards sustainable ambitions is our strength. Would you like to contribute to this? Check out our vacancies and discover the possibilities of becoming part of Stichting UPV Textiel.

Partners

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