Outstanding: Future Shape Award goes to Dibella
Sustainability is currently a key topic for the textile service sector. German Bocholt-based company Dibella responded to this issue by bringing its “Breeze” product range to market as the first complete organic linen line for the hospitality industry. Whether towels, bedding or table cloths, the entire range is made from fair trade and certified organically cultivated cotton. The German specialist provider of textile rental services sets high standards for its products. All the textiles in the Breeze line are both Fairtrade and GOTS certified. At the next Heimtextil, Dibella will be located in hall 8.0.
For its steadfast dedication to launch sustainably cultivated and produced textiles for the hospitality industry, and for what the jury called an exemplary unification of Fairtrade and GOTS, Dibella was honoured with the Future Shape Award. The Future Shape Award is presented by the non-profit organisation Textile Exchange, which has made it part of its mission to improve living and environmental conditions for cotton farmers with sustainable cotton farming and manufacturing. More than 200 companies support the organisation.
On 4 October 2012, Dibella was presented with the award during the tenth Sustainable Textiles Conference. The conference took place in Hong Kong for the first time and was organised as part of a collaboration between Messe Frankfurt and EcoTextile News. Dibella Managing Director Ralf Hellmann is looking to stay the course in the future as well: “We want to rise to our responsibility to society. With GOTS and Fairtrade as partners, it’s possible to improve the social, ecological and economic conditions for everyone involved along the global supply chain. Which is why we will steadfastly continue to develop our Breeze organic line.”