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 are being introduced at restaurants gradually.

Restaurant uniforms are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, so 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 made using environmentally friendly methods is multiplied a thousandfold.

Utilizing textile waste

Instead of virgin cotton, Hesburger's t-shirts and jackets are made of excess materials from the textile industry that otherwise would be worthless. The textile waste is collected, re-fabricated, and made into new clothes. Using recycled materials uses 99 % less water and the carbon emissions are around 50 percent lower than equivalent products made of virgin materials. By the end of 2020, Hesburger's t-shirts and jackets have saved over 23,419,800 litres of water.

100 % recycled t-shirts

  • 100% recycled material
  • 1,426 litres of water saved with each t-shirt
  • 0 hazardous chemicals
  • 90% of the energy used to make the t-shirts comes from renewable sources of energy

Collared shirts: 18 bottles = 1 shirt

Part of the raw material used in making the collared shirts consists of an elastic, breathable knit fabric and recycled polyester manufactured from recyclable plastic bottles. Approximately 18 bottles are used to produce one collared shirt in the new uniform line.

Jeans: Trendy, comfortable and environmentally friendly jeans made from recycled cotton

The comfortable and well-fitted Hesburger work jeans are made from recycled cotton. Because there is less than 5% elastane in this material, it can be recycled yet again into a raw material. An enormous amount of water, chemical pesticides and fertilizers 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.

The denim fabric is STeP by OEKO-TEX® certfied.

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 recycled plastic bottles. The durability of the material makes it ideal for uniforms.

It takes 20 recycled plastic bottles to produce one Hesburger belt. The metal bet buckles are recyclable.

Cool caps

The coveted Hesburger caps are also made of a material that contains recycled plastic bottles: It takes 1.25 recycled plastic bottles to produce one cap. Our olive-green headscarf, which is printed with the Hesburger logo, is 80% recycled polyester and 20% cotton. It takes 1.5 recycled plastic bottles to produce one headscarf. Organically-grown cotton is used in our non-binding knit caps.

Aprons: Recyclable material

Hesburger aprons can take some hard wear. As the aprons become textile waste at the end of their long service life, they can be recycled yet again into a raw material.

The fabric of the aprons is STeP by OEKO-TEX® certfied.


Hesburger uniforms are manufactured responsibly.

Hesburger uniforms are made by TouchPoint, a Finnish apparel manufacturer that specializes in environmentally friendly uniforms. The cooperation between Hesburger and TouchPoint has lasted over a decade. By the end of 2020, more than 689,000 recyclable plastic bottles have been re-purposed 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.