Sustainable processing of used clothing

Vernooy Textile Recyclers (VTR) and Sort Textile Graders (Sort) stand for sustainable processing of used clothing. And this for over 90 years. In the case re-use is not feasible, clothing is converted to serve as raw material for new textile products.

Circularity is our work

Every year 30.000 tons of used clothing is processed at VTR and Sort. 95% of the product entrusted to us finds it's way back to a valuable application. We continuously work to improve market opportunities and develop new applications. We actively participate in research projects and other initiatives that stimulate re-use, re-pair and circular textiles in general. 

Social return

As a Council department or waste collecting company you can entrust us with your used clothing. At our sorting companies we maximize the amount of used clothing that is prepared for re-use. 140 co-workers with a work-disability take care of the sorting process. They are employed at Sort as part of sheltered employment. That way we achieve a circular result of 95% and “social return”.

Global market

Clothing that can not be re-used is processed to become raw material for new textile products. This is the area of expertise of VTR. VTR handles a volume of 25.000 tons of used clothing for recycling purposes every year. A large part of that volume is exported. From as early as 1970 VTR has steadily expanded knowledge and network for the benefit of its export activities. This results in our ability to find suitable markets for all known grades of textile. And this without intervention of many agents.


Our company activities demand substancial knowledge of the logistics and documentation side of our trade. This is a significant area of expertise of CVB Ecologistics. That strength joined with our global network enables us to handle large volumes in a short time.


VTR and Sort are audited every year for the purpose of the certification scheme of Herwinning Textiel (Recovered Textile) . The audit is a wide-ranging assessment of our company work processes executed bij the TÜV Rheinland institute. VTR and Sort are members of the Dutch trade association VHT.