Bocholt, August 2022: Dibella's long-standing managing director Ralf Hellmann will retire from day-to-day business in the summer of 2023 and then focus exclusively on the company's sustainability strategy.
Amsterdam, February 2022: Five well-known players in the textile service industry announce the establishment of Cibutex (Circular Business Textiles). This new cooperative is dedicated to the recycling and recovery of fibres from discarded textiles. Cibutex wants to contribute to a circular textile chain through cooperation in the whole sector.
Dibella's long-standing forwarding partner Hamacher was taken over by the sustainably committed logistics specialist Heppner at the end of 2018. The new constellation takes Dibella another step further in terms of climate-neutral transport: the logistics company, which originates from France, focuses on the environmentally friendly transport of goods and is investing heavily in a carbon dioxide-neutral vehicle fleet.
Dibella is participating in a joint project to promote organic cotton cultivation in India. The project aims to protect organic cultivation through targeted training measures and by paying premiums to small farmers, to support the conversion from conventional to organic cotton, to increase crop yields and at the same time to achieve better fibre quality.
After Dibella gave the starting signal for the "Dibella up" circular-flow concept in August 2020, thousands of high-quality bags have already been made from used hotel textiles. Now the company is presenting another upcycling project: As part of a feasibility study, organic Fairtrade napkins that could no longer be rented out by the company were turned into jeans.
Bocholt, Germany, December 2020: Dibella has been selected by the German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) as a model case study for due diligence in the context of human rights. The showpiece for responsible supply chain management is presented on the Ministry’s homepage.
Aalten, "Dibella up" is bearing its first fruits. Since the launch of the recycling concept initiated in August 2020, six tons of sorted laundry items have already been returned to Dibella and converted into new ones by the company in farsighted reuse projects.
Aalten, Oct. 13th, 2020: Leading suppliers of hotel textiles in Europe, the Danish company Beirholms Væverier and the German/Dutch company Dibella, begin circular collaboration with Swedish Reused Remade, known for its climate-smart textile bags made of reused hotel bedlinen. Together, they will extend the life cycle of hotel textiles and contribute to the circular economy by upcycling discarded textiles from laundries turning them into new textile bags for the retail market.
Dibella takes the customer back to the origins of the textiles: At harvest time to the cotton fields in India, to the spinning mills, weaving mills and the ready-made garment factories. Last year in November a team from ZDF accompanied us for a report to the program Plan B.
Bocholt, August 2020: Dibella's commitment to sustainability enters the next phase with "Dibella up": The company takes back textiles sorted out by customers and recycles the raw materials bound in them using a unique closed-loop concept. This takes into account the company's various product qualities with adequate processes and thus for the first time offers an adequate solution for the endless use of precious resources.