Working together to achieve textile sustainability

Working together for a better future

Sustainability is increasingly attracting social and political attention. At Dibella we have been committed to sustainability along the entire value chain for many years. We achieve even more in our network with our strong partners. In dialogue with each other, we share experience and work constructively on sustainable solutions. All this helps to make textiles really good textiles. 

Successful networking symbolised by the award of the prize for business ethics to MaxTex. From left: Gerhard Becker (MaxTex), Ralf Hellmann (Dibella), Prof. Dr. Michael Aßländer, Prof. Dr. Albert Löhr, Horst Steinmann (all DNWE - Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik) and Hans-Peter Beck (Greiff Mode)


MaxTex - network for sustainable textiles

MaxTex is an active network of companies from the textile and clothing industry, textile service, suppliers and important customer groups as well as young start-ups. It pursues the goal of reinforcing the sustainable development of the industry in the light of the special requirements of customers and final consumers with regard to sustainable production and services. At the same time, it is a forum for experts, decision-makers, lateral thinkers and visionaries as well as shakers and makers in textile management!

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation that works closely with its members to drive the transformation of the industry in favour of preferred fibers, integrity and standards as well as a responsible supplier network. It identifies and shares best practices in agriculture, materials, processing, traceability and product life cycles to reduce the impact of the textile industry on water, soil, air and human populations.

Deutscher Textilreinigungs-Verband e.V.

(DTV) is an employer and trade association that represents companies of all sizes and types from traditional textile laundries to industrial textile service providers  Around 800 craft, commercial and industrial enterprises are members of DTV in addition to suppliers who hold supporting-member status. 

The aim is to reinforce the market and economic presence of the textile laundry industry as a whole and to represent its interests in terms of technical matters, competition law, professional and handcraft policies as well as in the political arena.

MVO Nederland is a network of entrepreneurs who innovate and implement together in order bring about the new economy. The new economy is climate-neutral, circular, inclusive and contains fair supply chains. With MVO Nederland, entrepreneurs acquire a stake in the new economy and thus make their business futureproof.

Under the acronym B.A.U.M., Bundesdeutsche Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e.V.  (Federal German Working Group for Environmentally Conscious Management) has been working successfully since 1984 to align economic, ecological and social issues, i.e. the principles of sustainability, on a future-oriented basis. With well over 500 members, it is currently the largest business network for sustainable management in Europe. In addition to many well-known companies, its members include associations and institutions.

UPJ is a network of committed companies and non-profit intermediary organisations in Germany. It focuses on projects that contribute to solving societal problems by creating new links between businesses, non-profit organisations and public administrations. The non-profit UPJ e.V. also supports these stakeholders with information and advice on the development and implementation of their corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility activities. 

A non-profit and independent foundation, hessnatur has a distinctly institutional character. The focus of its application-oriented project work is on sustainability consulting and education in the textile industry.

The purpose of the non-profit GoodTextiles Foundation is to make textile value chains more sustainable.  

The GoodTextiles Foundation carries out its own projects and collects donations that benefit people in the textile industry. The project work is performed by experts in sustainable textile production, environmental development and CSR initiatives. The specialists not only share the sustainability know-how they have acquired over many years but also put it into practice on a daily basis and set a good example. The insights gained in this way attract broad recognition and promote ecological, social and ethical growth in the textile industry.

CIBUTEX stands for "circular business textiles" and was founded in February 2022. The founders of the cooperative are Blycolin, Dibella,

Edelweiss, Lamme and Nedlin. The cooperation between the five companies combines strengths and knowledge. 

The textile service companies, which are in competition with each other, have deliberately joined forces in the field of textile waste management out of the conviction that they can make a difference together and improve the quality of life.

You can profit from our expertise

Dibella and Dibella products are certified ... (For the product-specific assignment, please refer to the product descriptions.)

GOTS - Global organic textile standard
Organic blended content standard
Fairtrad Max Havelaar Cotton
Cotton made in Africa
An initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation

Green Button
OEKO-Tex Standard 100
OEKO-TEX Confidence in textiles - made in green
Tencel - feels so right

We supply products
with the EU-Ecolabel

ISO 9001
ISO 14001
Dibella - longlife textiles

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