Welcome to our
sustainable journey

The way we all think about our planet is slowly shifting. Step by step, sustainable products are conquering our supermarket shelves. We can even make a fashion statement in our living room with upholstery fabrics made from used plastic bottles. So, yes we care!

Different insights

During the previous economic crisis, sustainability was mostly seen as a prosperity issue which quickly fell off our priority wagon. The current economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic gave us different insights. This crisis made people more aware of their vulnerability and their wellbeing. This awareness encourages us to not only take better care of our personal health, but also of the planet, which in turn takes care of us.

Climate-neutrality in 2050

We have approximately ten years left to reduce our environmental impact and emissions by 55% by 2030. Within the European Green deal, this is an intermediate goal towards climate-neutrality in 2050. Of course, nobody foresaw this year’s epidemic, which has mainly resulted in a year of fear and uncertainty.

Nevertheless, our belief has always been that, especially during these times of crisis, we need to invest. Challenging circumstances such as these allow us to push the reset button, stimulating creativity and creating new opportunities. We believe, in the next few years more mainstream companies like us will join the sustainable frontrunners.

These are some of the actions we are taking:

The first sustainable concept

Sustainable reuse of materials

Return outdated fabrics

Making packaging and paper more durable

Green energy, technically advanced

The first sustainable concept

2020 was the year we launched our first sustainable concept for the upholstery industry, called ‘Woven Bottles’. All our initial sales goals where achieved quickly. But numbers aside, it was also an educational journey through which we learnt a lot, with inspiring partners and discovered various ways to produce real sustainable fabrics. And we decided to go full speed ahead. In 2021 we expect to launch many new products, host new events and make new introductions.

Sustainable reuse of materials

As of 2021 we offer our customers the possibility to return outdated, no longer used samples and fabrics from Textaafoam to us. We ensure responsible processing, preferably in the direction of a circular solution. Therefore, in cooperation with students from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences, among others, we are investigating how to deal with the remainders from the process. This is visualised and extensively explained and used for the Textilium Knowledge Centre. Textilium aspires to be the stage where the international textile industry shows the latest sustainable developments in fabric making and where experts talk about special innovations.

Return outdated fabrics

Want to return the samples that you no longer use? Avoid waste and contribute to a responsible processing of these fabrics! We ensure that these samples are recycled or reused, for instance as material for practical lessons at schools. Click here to register your return shipment. DPD will pick up our return shipment. Our customer service will confirm all practicalities concerning your return.

Making packaging and paper more durable

Textaafoam chooses to make more and more information available digitally and its printed matter will be printed on Nautilus SuperWhite, 100% post-consumer recycled paper – certified with FSC, EU Ecolabel and 5 stars under the Green Star System. The packaging of our samples has been sealed without plastic tape and printed with as little ink as possible from 1 January 2021 on FSG and Recycle certified cardboard. We opted for customised boxes so we pack less air and thus emit less CO2 during transport. Our samples are designed more efficiently and fitted with a 100% recycled and recyclable greencast hood with hook.

Green energy, technically advanced

At the beginning of 2020, we opened our new housing. Completely energy efficient built and after the installation of solar collectors this summer, completely climate-neutral. We even provide electricity for an additional 130 households.

• Sustainable energy supply : fully electric, Guarantee of origin, Green certificate
• Extremely stable indoor climate : Airtight construction, Highly insulating conditions, Triple glazing

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the Netherlands
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