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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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The “Texcycle” research project

TEXAID, in partnership with Coop and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, will launch the “Texcycle” research project. The goal of the project is to create a new upcycling raw material that can be used in a number of different fields.

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Craft workshop for the social and training centre in Romania

TEXAID raises funds for charity by selling textiles. The money goes towards social projects in Switzerland and abroad.

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TEXAID joins the World Apparel and Footwear Lifecycle Assessment Database (WALDB)

TEXAID is becoming a partner of the World Apparel and Footwear Lifecycle Assessment Database (WALDB) in order to facilitate the delivery of robust data for building sustainable processes and structures in the fashion industry. 

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Fourth award of the Swiss Climate CO2 Label

The CO2 Neutral Label has been awarded TEXAID for the fourth time at the third Soirée Climatique of Swiss Climate. 

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TEXAID sponsors ECAP

TEXAID has become a sponsoring member of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP).

The goal of the EU-funded project is to reduce and recycle the large quantities of garment waste in Europe. To achieve this goal, a pan-European framework has been developed to establish measures which will limit the amount of low-grade textiles that are incinerated.

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Event: «Old textiles as raw materials»

Martin Böschen (TEXAID CEO), Dr. Christian Weilach (Global R&D Pulp and Biorefinery Technology, Lenzing AG) and Markus Moosmann (head of the waste management department of the city of Schlieren) gave presentations and chaired discussions on the practice and development prospects of the professional collection, sorting and recycling of discarded textiles at the TEXAID sorting facilities in Schattdorf (Canton of Uri).

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