Team & Partners

We are joint cooperation of ReBlend Foundation and partners.

ReBlend Foundation, the executive board is formed by Anita de Wit and Joanneke Lootsma. The supervisory board is formed by Max van der Sleen (IMSA), Liesbeth Gort (FSC) and Nancy Bocken (Cambridge University and TU Delft).

We see co-creation and long term partnership as way of working. Working together with frontrunning parties – joint cooperation to make steps forward that no-one can make on his own. That is why we are pleased to present our partners here, with whom we initiate and make the actual ReBlend developments and projects.


Special thanks go to University Niederrhein / Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology for their effort to realize the yarn for the initial proof of concept;

  •              Professor Marion Ellwanger-Mohr –Design4Recycling,
  •              Professor Dr. Thomas Weide – Spin technology,
  •              Michael Wolf – student en intern ReBlend /Texperium

"Re-using our cutting waste at production for new ReBlend yarn keeps the material in the loop and helps us in reaching our goals for 2020 to close the recycling loop. The next step will be to connect ReBlend yarn with the textile we use for Ahrend products. Above the sustainable impact it will lower the cost for new materials."

Diana Seijs
Diana Seijs MVO coordinator Ahrend

“Fashion is about the look and feel that clothes give; a reflection of the individual and the society. Sustainability is part of this reflection. For me as a designer ReBlend offers new alternatives to create more truly sustainable fashion.”

Melanie Brown
Melanie Brown ByBrown

“Current textile recycling techniques focus on mono materials or common mixtures of textile fibres. ReBlend shifts focus to using fibres from several sources to create unique yarns from mixed fibres."

Anton Luiken
Anton Luiken

“It’s great to see that using residual textiles that usually end up in waste or low value use, create a new business model for textiles”

Marc Vooges
Marc Vooges Algemeen directeur

“From a designers point of view I search for sustainable design approaches which can make the difference. With the focus on a circular production chain designing a new yarn out of undefined old thrown away textiles is a promising new perspective. Research of the yarn for industrial use, show its knitability and weavability.”

Ellen Sillekens
Ellen Sillekens co-initiator ReBlend, founder Studio Sillekens