Dibella and Reisinger Premium Workwear entered into a unique cooperation in spring 2021 and founded the company “Green Workwear”. This develops and sells work clothing that meets the highest sustainability standards. After the introduction of tunics and trousers for the care branch, the range now includes a chef's jacket and aprons and, most recently, polos.
When Dibella and Reisinger Premium Workwear teamed up to found the company Green Workwear in spring 2021, both partners had a common goal in mind: They wanted to combine their many years of professional expertise and create a sustainable workwear collection for the care branch. The tasks were clearly divided from the start: Dibella develops, tests and procures the socially and ecologically produced textiles. The Reisinger team takes care of collection creation, warehousing, shipping and sales.
Green Workwear started with a small collection that sets the highest standards in terms of social and ecological responsibility. The mixed fabrics used consist exclusively of sustainable cotton “Cotton made in Africa (CmiA Inside)”, the botanical Tencel™ fibre and recycled polyester. The supply chain is completely transparent and every item is marked with a “respect-code”. The production partners are certified according to recognized sustainability standards. The entire collection has been awarded the “MADE IN GREEN by OEKOTEX”, “Green Button” and “Global Recycle Standard (GRS)” or “Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)” seals.
With nursing blouses, unisex tunics, chinos and all-round trousers, Green Workwear laid the foundation for the small but fine collection. The company has now expanded its offering. An apron with an adjustable neck strap has been added for serving meals in homes. Since the serving of food is often done by nursing staff, the aprons are available in the three most popular pre-tie colors: slate gray, white and burgundy.
Now the range has been expanded again: high-quality polo shirts made from a pleasant, 210 g/m² light piqué material have been added. The textile was developed by Dibella, consists of 60% CmiA cotton and 40% recycled polyester and meets all the sustainability requirements that Green Workwear is committed to. The indanthrene-dyed palette of the “Motion Air” shirts (white, azzurro, apple green and plum) is based on the colors of the comfort fabrics (50 % Tencel™/50% rPET). This creates a coordinated overall picture of a uniformly dressed care team.
Green Workwear also has another technical novelty. From now on, all new parts will be delivered with an integrated RFID transponder that is “invisible” to the untrained eye. The company is thus preparing for the unstoppable trend of digitalization in textile care and automated laundry distribution in the healthcare sector. “Transmitter-receiver systems (RFID) are becoming increasingly popular in the laundry industry. They are used for the automatic, contactless identification and localization of work clothing, bed linen, etc. using radio waves. At the same time, more and more rehabilitation clinics and retirement homes are discovering this technology: they use RFID systems to control the distribution of clean work clothing, record the returned items and detect irregularities,” explains Harald Reisinger, Managing Director of Green Workwear. “For us, equipping our work clothing with RFID transponders is a logical step towards greater process transparency throughout the entire textile chain.”
Photo: Green Workwear GmbH
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