Dibella presents the world's first circular bed linen "Versailles" at the Sustainable Design Summit and at the Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo in London. With this, Dibella once again underlines its reputation as a pioneer in the field of sustainability.
Dibella already announced a year ago that there would be a change of managing director in the middle of this year. As of 01.08.2023, Carsten Ridder will fill the position of additional managing director together with Stefan Tenbusch. At the same time, the previous managing director Ralf Hellmann will take on an advisory role in the company.
In the very near future, old textiles will serve as raw material for new textiles. For years, Dibella has been involved in various projects, including in cooperation with textile service customers, for the reuse and recycling of resources bound in contract linen. With each project, the partners make good progress - and thus fulfil what is already enshrined in law in France and Sweden: extended producer responsibility.
The GoodTextiles Foundation has worked to improve drinking water supplies in sub-Saharan Africa in another joint project with Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). In three villages in Togo particularly affected by climate change, the partners built wells and trained people in the use of water. The curriculum included the topics of disease prevention, hygiene and health care.
The GoodTextiles Foundation, initiated by Dibella, has implemented a new support project in India: Each family of a small village community of organic farmers received a cow from the donations received. The herd of fifty animals helps with farming, gives milk, produces sufficient natural fertilizer and should soon provide higher crop yields and a better income.
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.