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TEXAID IN THE MEDIA: RADIO LIFE CHANNEL

On Monday, 16 April 2018, Radio Life Channel in Pfäffikon (Canton of Schwyz) broadcast an item on TEXAID and why it makes sense to recycle old clothing.

Listen to the extract from the Radio Life Channel programme (in German)

TEXAID IN THE MEDIA: 20 MINUTEN

On Sunday, 15 April 2018, 20 Minuten featured a report on the subject of cotton recycling which mentioned the "Texcycle" research project carried out by TEXAID in partnership with Coop and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Read the article on cotton recycling in 20 Minuten (in German)

 

Meals for underprivileged people in Bürglen (canton of Thurgau)

Some of TEXAID’s second-hand clothes containers are used to benefit ADRA Switzerland, and therefore contain the relief organisation’s logo. TEXAID generates funds through the sale of second-hand clothes. These funds go to its six participating aid agencies, as well as to numerous regional organisations. One such organisation is the Zurich-based humanitarian relief agency ADRA.

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Jeans for upcycling workshop at the Textile & Fashion Days

The Schweizerische Textilfachschule (Swiss Textile Technical College – STF) is to hold its Textile & Fashion Days on 22 and 23 March 2018 in Zurich. As well as other activities, there will be a workshop making bags out of used pairs of jeans. TEXAID has provided some old pairs of jeans for the upcycling workshop.

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T-shirts for upcycling workshop at Un-Dress event

On 21 March 2018 an Un-Dress event will be held in St. Gallen on the topic of "The future of sustainable fashion today". Workshops will be organised in addition to a fashion show and a pop-up store. TEXAID has provided t-shirts for the upcycling workshop.

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Unique garments from old textiles

In the newly created collection by Rafael Kouto, a fashion designer from Ticino, the focus is on recycling, upcycling, sustainable design, and environmentally responsible production in the fashion industry. TEXAID has provided him with individual old textiles for the project. 

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Sewing courses for refugees: TEXAID provides used jeans

The Social Fabric Association has been offering open sewing courses for refugees in Zurich since 2015. TEXAID has now donated used jeans to enable the organisation to implement a range of projects.

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TEXAID at the Recycling Congress 2018

The fifth edition of the annual Recycling Congress took place on 18 January 2018. TEXAID was also present at the event. 

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TOYS FOR CHILDREN IN HAITI

Here at the sorting plant in Schattdorf we’re increasingly taking delivery not only of textiles, but also discarded toys. What is TEXAID doing with them? 

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TEXAID PARTNER OVS SUPPORTS THE THEODORA CHILDREN’S CHARITY

For three years now, OVS (previously Charles Vögele) has teamed up with TEXAID to allow shoppers to drop off their used textiles in OVS fashion stores.

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