Radio Neo1 has reported on our 'Texcycle' research project. Michael Emmenegger, Head of Corporate Development at TEXAID, provides information on the possibilities for high-quality textile recycling in the broadcast.
Over one third of the collected old clothes can be reused as cleaning cloths or reprocessed wool, at best. TEXAID and researchers at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts now want to close the textile cycle further. The ‘Texcycle’ project has shown: Used textiles can be used to produce yarn and fleece for new carpets and insulating materials.
wear2wearTM is an industry partnership designed to close the textile cycle. Since the end of October, TEXAID has been involved in the consortium as a technology partner, imparting their expertise in the field of collection and sorting of used textiles.
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.