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Sustainable return process

If your CIRC Pants LOOOP have had their day after many years of Ich bin raus- moments, it's very easy to return them to the cycle. We would like to give you an overview of how our returns process works and what steps you should take when returning your pants. Our goal is to make this process as smooth and easy as possible for you.

If you would like to return your old CIRC products, you can contact us via our contact form. You will then receive all further information about your return by e-mail.

We not only offer you a climate-neutral return, but also a free return. As soon as we receive your textiles, we check them thoroughly. We then pass them on to our partner RITTEC. The professionals there transform the materials into high-quality polyester for new products. In this way, we contribute to sustainability together.

Note: Separate regulations apply for Switzerland.

Our central partner in the field of circular economy is RITTEC, a renowned company with the Revoltex brand. RITTEC specialises in the innovative processing of textiles and is known for its advanced technologies in the areas of textile recycling and reprocessing. In close cooperation with RITTEC, Schöffel recycles its textiles and returns them to a sustainable cycle. RITTEC transforms the textiles into high-quality polyester, which in turn is used to produce new, high-quality products. The partnership between Schöffel and RITTEC enables both companies to make an important contribution to the circular economy and to reducing the environmental impact of the textile industry.

For hygiene reasons, please wash your CIRC products before returning them to us. It is also important to ensure that you have not left any personal items in the pockets of the garments before returning them. Therefore, please check thoroughly if there are any valuables, money or personal documents in the pockets. We want to ensure that your privacy is protected and that no personal items are lost.

There is no time limit for returning Schöffel CIRC products. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As soon as we receive your CIRC products, we take the time to check the textiles thoroughly. Then we hand them over to our partner RITTEC. The professionals there transform the materials into high-quality polyester for new products. By working together, we actively contribute to sustainability and set an example for a responsible future.

The CIRC collection from Schöffel

The CIRC Pants LOOOP are the most sustainable hiking pants Schöffel has ever made: In recent years our developers have been working flat out on material technologies that combine functionality and sustainability. Our idea of using recycled materials to make functional clothing that is itself recyclable has now taken shape with the CIRC Pants LOOOP and is being continuously developed further. The revolutionary mono-material concept allows for almost 100% recyclability! It is made of recycled material, breathable and water-repellent.

With the CIRC collection, we have created a sustainability cycle that really deserves the name: by sending your discarded functional clothing back to us, it can be processed into raw material for new pieces in the CIRC collection. It doesn't get any more sustainable than this!

Pants become trousers

Excellent! The CIRC Pants LOOOP

The starting point for the production of CIRC Pants LOOOP is discarded functional clothing: This is shredded and processed into granulate, from which the yarn used to make the CIRC Pants LOOOP is extracted.

The CIRC Pants LOOOP are durable and if they are worn out after a few years, these innovative hiking pants can be returned to the cycle by our partners and themselves processed into new polyester and ultimately into new CIRC Pants LOOOP.

Our concept is convincing: in 2022 we received the ISPO Award for the CIRC Pants LOOOP.

Discover CIRC Pants LOOOP

The CIRC Pants LOOOP: Function, Style and Sustainability

The CIRC Pants LOOOP impress with their casual look in the colours Dress Blues and Asphalt. The "inner values" are in no way inferior to the chic design:

Thanks to 4-way stretch, pre-shaped knees and the Relaxed Fit, you have full freedom of movement and best comfort in the Circ Pants LOOOP. The material offers full breathability, is water-repellent and impresses with its low weight. Two thigh pockets, one back pocket and two zipped trouser pockets also offer you space for the things you don't want to miss on your Ich bin raus- adventures

Circular Economy: Circular economy at Schöffel

By recycling products and using the resulting materials to make new products, we create a sustainable cycle. The Circular Economy approach aims to create a sustainable cycle and avoid waste. Finite resources are conserved through the use of renewable sources and recycled materials. Products are designed and manufactured so that they can be reused, repaired or recycled at the end of their life cycle to remain in a closed loop. This paradigm shift away from linear economics is an important step towards sustainability.

Slow Fashion: Circularity in the Textile Industry

Clothing is an essential part of our everyday lives and self-expression. But in recent decades, the textile industry has fostered a fast-moving consumer culture of throwaway and overconsumption, which has had a serious impact on the environment and the people who work in the industry. At Schöffel, we see it as our particular duty to counteract this and to produce functional clothing that is characterised by durability, sustainability and recyclability. For many years, we have been committed to producing clothing that is not only functional and of high quality, but is also produced with environmental and social standards in mind.

The Circular Economy and Circular Fashion are important concepts that can help us make the transition to a sustainable economy. Circular fashion relies on sustainable materials and innovative technologies to produce durable garments that can be endlessly reused, repaired and recycled without harming the environment.

Slow fashion is another important movement that helps us shift our focus away from fast trends and disposable clothing towards higher quality garments. Slow Fashion focuses on production that is ethically responsible by using recycled materials, fair trade and organically grown raw materials. Through slow fashion, we can not only protect the environment and save resources, but also help the clothes we own have greater meaning for us and stay with us longer.

So it is up to all of us to do our part to make the fashion industry more sustainable and responsible. By being more conscious of choosing clothes and accessories that have been made with the principles of the Circular Economy and Slow Fashion in mind, we can help the fashion industry contribute to positive change.