TEXAID has signed an agreement with the Swedish recycling company Renewcell so that some of the collected used textiles that are no longer wearable can be further processed using a chemical recycling process. With this TEXAID is taking another step in its efforts to close the textile cycle permanently.
When companies purchase new corporate wear for their employees, the question arises as to what should happen to the existing collection. Swisscom has decided to hand over its worn-out uniforms to TEXAID for environmentally sound recycling.
The international childrenswear brand Okaidi has joined forces with the Center of applied research and innovation (CETI) to develop its first collection of t-shirts made from recycled cotton. TEXAID has provided the used textiles for recycling.
As of September 2020, TEXAID, in cooperation with ETERNA, is offering in-store used textile collection in around 50 shops throughout Switzerland, Germany and Austria. ETERNA customers will be able to return their used clothes.