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.
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.
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.
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.
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.