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TEXAID supports the Samaritans Youth Conference

The first Swiss Samaritans Youth Conference will take place on 15 and 16 September 2018 in Schwarzenburg in the canton of Bern. TEXAID is providing funding for this conference in order to encourage the continued existence and future development of the Samaritans.

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Food and education for children in Angola

Various TEXAID bins in the Fehraltorf region of Switzerland are used to collect second-hand clothing with the aim of supporting the Stiftung JAM Schweiz. By selling these clothes, TEXAID generates funds which go to its six participating aid organisations, as well as to numerous regional organisations. The Stiftung JAM Schweiz, a foundation that provides development aid in Africa, is one such organisation. 

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Non-monetary aid from winterhilfe

TEXAID raises money for charity via the sale of textiles. This money goes towards funding social projects in Switzerland and abroad.

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URstrom posters in Uri Canton

Since 2015, TEXAID has been buying «URstrom» electricity for its premises in Schattdorf. That is 100 percent hydroelectric power from the canton’s power stations. 

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TEXAID IN THE MEDIA: SRF

In this year’s summer series, the SRF business journal «Trend» is examining the issue of increasingly large mountains of waste. Last Saturday, July 14th 2018, the focus was on the topic of «fast fashion» and its negative consequences for both humanity and the environment. In this context it also put forward sustainable solution concepts, including those from TEXAID.

SRF article (in German)

TEXAID in the media: Blick

On Sunday 1st July 2018, Blick ran a report on the subject of Fast Fashion and what TEXAID does with used clothes. This showed the work processes at the sorting facility in Schattdorf and explained how TEXAID ensures sustainable recycling.

Blick article and video report (in German)

TEXAID in the media: Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)

On Monday 25th June 2018, RTS ran a report on the subject of Fast Fashion and asked TEXAID about the latest challenges in textile recycling.

Listen to the RTS radio piece (in French)

TEXAID at the Western Switzerland Forum

A forum organized by Swiss Recycling and dealing with the subject of «Recycling» is being held for the first time today in western Switzerland. TEXAID is there too, providing information about its used textile recycling activities.

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CHF 7.8 million for charity projects and a further reduction in CO2

TEXAID Textilverwertungs-AG has brought its latest financial year to another successful close. The amount of money donated to charitable organisations, the continued reduction in CO2 and the in-creased commitment to research projects and associations are all particular points of pride.

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GAMES LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In the Zollikofen region, various TEXAID used-clothing containers collect second-hand clothes, the proceeds of which go towards the foundation for blind and visually impaired children and young people. 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. The foundation for blind and visually impaired children and young people is one such organisation.

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