Sustainability

The world stands at a crossroad. Climate change is not something for the future, it is happening right now. We all have a responsibility to limit our impact. On this page we explain the steps we take as a company to limit our ecological footprint.  

Green power

Going for zero

The roofs of our warehousing facilities in The Netherlands and UK are filled with solar panels producing much more power than we need. This leaves enough to power 150 households next to our own consumption.
This is an important step into our sustainable ambition not only to minimize the impact of the materials we produce  but also to lower our own footprint to zero. 

Machinery and mobility

Zero emission fleet

When replacing our company cars, forklifts and other machinery we are always opting for the electric versions. Most of our company cars and forklifts are already fully electric. And we are rapidly installing electric charging stations around our companies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Moreover we are installing electric heating systems for our warehouses to further reduce our CO2 footprint to zero.

Rivertex Innovation Lab

Rivertex's approach to sustainable product development

New products are being developed by The Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab was established to support our commitment to making the textile industry more sustainable through a holistic approach; connecting people, the environment and the economy.

See Innovations

Circular philosophy

Circularity is our norm

Rivertex Technical Fabrics is committed to designing products that last longer, are made from recycled content and are recyclable. Without compromising on quality.
We believe the success of recycling fabrics lies in the acceptance of the waste by recycling companies.
We develop product made from materials that are most commonly recycled such as PET and PP. This way we make sure most recycling companies will accept the fabric at the end of its lifespan.

Making fabric production more sustainable

Solution Dyed fabrics

By far the most polluting parts of textile production is the dyeing process. Traditional batch-dyeing require a staggering amount of water and energy. Wherever possible we offer fabrics that have been solution dyed which uses up to 90% less water and CO2. With solution dyeing the pigment is added to the molten plastic before it is spun into yarn. Because the yarn is now coloured through-and-through UV resistance improves dramatically as well. 

Longer lasting products

Better quality, less waste

High quality products are essential in making the textile industry more sustainable, simply because they last longer which means (much) less waste.
We only supply high quality fabrics that last longer.