UNIFORMS MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS
In addition to their friendly smiles, Hesburger employees can be identified by their stylish uniforms. Recycled materials, sustainable manufacturing methods and new apparel industry innovations were used in the uniform line introduced in 2018. Because we want to be responsible and use the previous uniforms to the end of their service life, the new uniforms will be gradually introduced at restaurants.
Restaurant uniforms are subjected to a lot of wear and tear - they need to be durable, comfortable, stylish and safe. The environmental-friendliness of uniforms is also just as important. Because we have thousands of employees, the impact of each uniform manufactured using environmentally-friendly methods is multiplied a thousandfold.
T-shirt: Putting textile waste to use
Did you know that the cotton used in the average t-shirt requires 2,700 litres of fresh water to produce? Instead of using new cotton fabric, Hesburger's t-shirts are made using clean, otherwise worthless textile waste from the textile industry. Textile waste is collected, re-fiberised and made into new t-shirts.
- 100% recycled material
- 2,700 litres of water saved for each shirt
- During the first year, approximately 19 million litres of water was saved in the manufacture of Hesburger t-shirts
- No hazardous chemicals
- 90% of the energy used to manufacture the t-shirts comes from renewable sources of energy
Collared shirts: 18 bottles = 1 shirt
The raw material used in the manufacture of collared shirts is, among others, recycled polyester from recyclable plastic bottles as well as an elastic, breathable knit fabric, which is also made from recyclable plastic bottles. Approximately 18 bottles are used to produce 1 shirt.
Jeans: Trendy, comfortable and environmentally-friendly jeans made from recycled cotton
Hesburger's comfortable and well-fitted work jeans are made from recycled cotton. Because there is less than 5% elastane in the jeans, the material can be recycled into a raw material. An enormous amount of water, chemical pesticides and fertilisers are used in the production of cotton, thus putting a tremendous strain on the environment. By using recycled cotton in the manufacture of jeans--and by recycling them yet again into raw material--we conserve our planet's resources.
Belts: 20 bottles = 1 belt
Massive quantities of plastic bottles are produced each year all over the world. Plastic never goes away, but it can be re-used. The belts used in Hesburger uniforms are made from recyclable plastic bottles. The durability of the material makes it ideal for use in work uniforms.
Hesburger's lustworthy caps are also made of a material that contains recyclable plastic bottles. 1.25 recyclable plastic bottles are used to make one cap. Our olive green headscarf, which is printed with the Hesburger logo, is 80% recycled polyester and 20% cotton. 1.5 recyclable plastic bottles are used to make one headscarf. Organically-grown cotton is used in our non-binding knit caps.
Apron: Recyclable raw materials
Hesburger aprons can take a beating. At the end of their long service life, the aprons can be recycled into raw materials.
Hesburger uniforms are manufactured ethically and with oversight.
Hesburger uniforms are made by TouchPoint, a Finnish apparel manufacturer that specialises in environmentally-friendly uniforms. The partnership between Hesburger and TouchPoint has lasted over a decade. By the end of 2018, over 294,000 recyclable plastic bottles have been repurposed as a material for Hesburger uniforms.
And then what happens?
Read about what happens to Hesburger uniforms when they reach the end of their service life.
THE IMPACT OF EACH UNIFORM MANUFACTURED USING ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY METHODS IS MULTIPLIED A THOUSANDFOLD.