What's the plan?
In 2021 I started making shirts from recycled textiles. The fabric comes from hotels and restaurants and would normally be thrown away if it has a small tear or stain. We reuse the fabric by first dyeing it in the right color and then making new shirts from it in Dutch sewing workshops. The shirts are sustainable from A to Z because no new cotton is used, which prevents the use of a lot of clean water in countries where they really need drinking water. The shirts are made in the Netherlands by tailors who understand the trade and need the work. As a result, the shirts also have a fair price.
Where are we standing right now?
We receive the textiles from the catering and hotel industry, we dye the textiles ourselves in the colors that are needed and we work with 2 sewing workshops in the Netherlands that make the shirts. It is important to mention that we only make the shirts after ordering, so we don't have stock that has to be thrown away if it is not sold.
We have made the first 100 shirts and the reviews are very good. Like Bob's: "So! I'm so happy with my shirt! Secretly one of my favorites. After ordering, the shirt was delivered very quickly and it fits like a glove. Much better than I expected and not unimportant... sustainable! Just a fair product for a fair price!"
- The patterns are ready and perfected.
- I already enjoy wearing the first shirts with a group of 100 people.
- The sewing workshops are ready to make the shirts.
- The website is being renewed and we are working on building up the social media.
So everything is in the starting blocks to produce. Now we are looking for 50 people per crowdfunding round who want to launch RESHIRT with us!