New opportunities in the supply chain
Kvadrat supports TP Vision’s journey to create a transparent, energy and resource efficient supply chain. Kvadrat has production units in Norway, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. It is here where the woollen fibres of sheep are handled and weaved into the textiles for Philips TV and Sound products, such as the current indoor Philips Fidelio X3 headphones, home wifi speakers and Bluetooth speakers. In the partnership, TP Vision continuously discusses how the production requires less energy, but also how resources can be used more efficiently.
An exciting field where TP Vision and Kvadrat see opportunities, is upcycling. “Through improved resource management, TP Vision and Kvadrat ensure all woollen fibres are used efficiently in the end products, but also explore possibilities to upcycle used textiles into a new valuable product. Thinking of how to upcycle, and basically reduce virgin resources, supports TP Vision’s ambition to work towards a circular economy,” says Philine. “The challenge is that woollen fibres get shorter after recycling them for re-use. More research in material use is needed to ensure premium quality.”
“Alongside the optimization of the quality features of used materials, there is a big opportunity to think about recycled content, alternative fibers and on longer term, used-product collection programs. TP Vision and Kvadrat will continue to explore how used materials from Philips TV and Sound products can be collected and brought back into the supply chain to make new products.” says Stefan.
These are key developments that will be on top of the sustainability agenda for the next years to come. TP Vision is committed to support sustainable change together with its partners such as Kvadrat.