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TEXAID in the media: Radio Couleur 3
In today’s broadcast of “Pony Express” from radio station Colour 3, the Managing Director of TEXAID Switzerland, Philipp Stoller, spoke to us live in the studio in Lausanne about TEXAID and the developments in the used textiles sector.
In June 2019, TEXAID, in cooperation with Swiss Climate, issued awards to the municipalities for ecological collection of used clothing. The municipality of Geroldswil was very pleased about the gold award and informed its inhabitants in detail with an article in the magazine Gemeindenachrichten [municipal news].
The fashion designer from Ticino has recently launched his new collection. Kouto uses various working techniques to create new unique garments (100% remade in Switzerland) from a selection of TEXAID used clothing.
In today’s regional journal Aargau Solothurn, the SRF reports on the introduction of the regulation for the avoidance and disposal of waste (VVEA) in relation to used textile collection in the canton of Aargau. Philipp Stoller, managing director TEXAID Switzerland, was also able to say a few words on the matter.
TEXAID has been supporting the projects of Terre des Hommes for many years. Numerous used clothes bins all over Switzerland are used to collect to the benefit of the child welfare organisation and are provided with the respective logo. TEXAID generates funds from the sale of the used clothes, which it pays to Terre des Hommes, as well as to the six involved aid organisations.
Swiss Textiles' Innovation Day will take place in Dübendorf on 22 August 2019. The event is the setting for the latest technical developments in the textile industry. TEXAID is also actively involved in the event.
COSEDEC, a company based in western Switzerland, is committed to raising awareness for environmental issues in schools and among the general public. They develop community games to raise awareness for environmental issues for various types of events. The "Fashion Détox" game was developed with the support of TEXAID.
"Together We Recycle" - is the new Triumph's recycling programme in collaboration with TEXAID. The collection campaign began in the Beldona branches at the end of July 2019 and all participating Triumph shops across Europe, as well as selected specialist retailers, will be collecting used textiles from the end of August 2019. Customers will have the possibility of handing their used clothes in the collection box.
In the Schlieren area, there are several TEXAID old clothes containers which collect for the benefit of Stadtjugendmusik Schlieren, among others. TEXAID generates financial resources through the sale of old clothes which it pays out to numerous regional organisations and associations in addition to the six participating relief organisations. This also includes Stadtjugendmusik Schlieren.
The TEXAID Group is publishing its first annual report. This encompasses the activities of TEXAID Textilverwertungs-AG, which is based in Schattdorf (Canton of Uri), as well as its subsidiary companies, from 1st January until 31st December 2018.