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.
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.
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).
Achieving a more sustainable design for supply chains in the global textile economy is one of the explicit aims of the TEXAID Group. In order to promote this key issue more effectively at international level, TEXAID has joined the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) and also participates in its Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI).
What does an underground container for used textiles look like and how is it emptied? We are happy to introduce the innovative underground solution of TEXAID at our booth at the Suisse Public trade fair. We will continue to inform you about our dedication to sustainability (environmental management and Swiss Climate certifications). We will show you which measures we have already implemented and what object we will pursue till 2020.
TEXAID will be maintaining a presence in Austria with immediate effect. Market entry in the form of the subsidiary TEXAID Austria GmbH will occur via the takeover of AustriaTex Textile SEVH GmbH, which had, in recent years, become a trustworthy, reliable partner for numerous communities, companies and organizations.