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Circular instead of linear

Repairing defective workwear instead of discarding it prolongs its life enormously. With 2.5 million repaired items per year, CWS makes a valuable contribution to climate protection.

Circular economy reduces emissions

In the modern textile industry, the majority of greenhouse gas emissions can be ascribed to the upstream production chain. Besides the obtaining of raw material, this also refers to processing steps such as spinning, weaving and dyeing. By repairing and reusing products and thus keeping them in use for longer, these emissions can be significantly reduced. 

Think Circular

50 % less CO₂

A climate analysis confirms: workwear in the rental service reduces CO2 emissions.

Renting workwear instead of buying

The positive effect of a longer product life

A product's useful service life has a significant effect on the climate impact. This is where the advantage of workwear on a rental basis becomes apparent. he more used goods are repurposed and the more they are repaired, the longer the clothing can be used and the fewer new clothes have to be produced. And, of course, every part that does not need to be manufactured does not cause extra greenhouse gas emissions. In Germany alone, over 2.5 million pieces of workwear were repaired in CWS laundries in 2020. 

Advantages of the circular system

Repairing reduces greenhouse gas emissions

If a person in Germany is provided with workwear via the linear system for one year, the new textiles required for this generate  about 72 kg of greenhouse gas emissions. By repairing worn or broken items or replacing them with used garments, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to 35 kg - including transport.