Texco Textiles was present at the 2020 Heimtextil fair that took place from the 7th until the 10th of January this year. The booth was dedicated to the new partnership between Texco Textiles and Waste2Wear. Together we launched our first collection of environment friendly curtains made out of 100% recycled plastic.
With the look and feel of the booth we aimed to inspire visitors to think about how we should re-evaluate the enormous amount of waste we generate.
The collection of curtains is not only a meaningful step in Texco and Waste2Wear’s sustainability ambitions, which is to replace all virgin polyester fabrics with recycled ones, but also for the still very traditional curtain industry. Sustainable and circular production is still a novelty.
CEO of Texco Textiles, Henk Veldhuis, states: “If we can contribute to a cleaner world by ‘simply’ replacing our virgin polyester curtains by curtains made of recycled polyester, we’ll of course do that. The collaboration with Waste2Wear makes this possible.”
At Heimtextil, Texco has presented various different qualities, showing the versatility of Waste2Wear’s recycled polyester fabrics. From brushed canvas to linen looks, in different weights and in approximately 80 colours.
We are glad that with newly found and existing partners, Texco will be part of the solution for a more sustainable textile and interior industry.
At international trade fair Heimtextil in Frankfurt, taking place from the 6th until the 11th of January, Dutch curtain converter Texco will present its first collection curtains made out of 100% recycled polyester. With immediate effect, the company also announced to stop developing curtains made of virgin polyester. It will replace its virgin qualities with high quality recycled ones. In 10 years, all curtains created with virgin polyester will be phased out from the entire collection.
After an extensive co-creating process with textile innovator Waste2Wear, Texco will present at Heimtextil, from 7 to 10 January 2020, a curtain collection of five different qualities, from a brushed canvas to linen looks in different weights, in approximate 80 colours. All textiles are made of 100% recycled plastic waste bottles, of which at least 20% is directly recovered from the Chinese coast lines by local fishermen.
Depending on the quality, for Texco’s standard curtain size 45 to a maximum of 80 plastic waste bottles are needed to create the fabric. Recycled polyester curtains uses 70% less energy, 86% less water and have 75% lower CO2 emissions, compared to virgin polyester curtains.
Henk Veldhuis, CEO of Texco Textiles: “We aim to ease our pressure on the planet, by giving our clients the choice of buying environmentally friendly curtains. Our new curtain collection, made of beautiful recycled textile qualities, is the first step in our ambition to phase out all virgin polyester fabrics.”
At Heimtextil, Hal 4.1 Stand F06, a dedicated booth will show this new and environmentally friendly collection. The new look and feel aims to inspire visitors to think about how we should re-evaluate the enormous amount of waste we generate.