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SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION OF THE GLARNERLAND – IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR THE ASSOCIATION’S ACTIVITY

A number of TEXAID used clothes bins in the cantons of Glarus and St. Gallen raise money for the Samaritan associations in the Glarnerland. By selling used clothes, TEXAID generates funds which go to its six participating aid agencies, as well as to numerous regional organisations. These include the Samaritans of the Glarnerland, with 13 associations in the canton of Glarus and three in the canton of St. Gallen. 

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TEXAID IN THE MEDIA: ANNABELLE

A detailed interview with the CEO of TEXAID, Martin Böschen, has been published in the latest issue of the Swiss women’s magazine Annabelle. It addresses various aspects and topics concerning used clothes collection and recycling. The Annabelle editorial team also held a fashion shoot at the sorting facility in Schattdorf. 

Interview with Martin Böschen (in German)

Photo series from the fashion shoot at the sorting facility

HOLIDAY WEEK FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The Canton of Zurich has several TEXAID used clothing containers that collect items on behalf of the Swiss Red Cross in the Canton of Zurich. By selling these clothes, TEXAID generates funds which go to its six participating aid agencies, as well as to numerous regional organisations. This also includes the Swiss Red Cross in the Canton of Zurich. 

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Code of Conduct

TEXAID has drawn up a Code of Conduct that brings together in a single document the important values and standards that characterize the company. It defines all the important characteristic benchmarks and requirements for ethical business practices and responsible economic activity towards all colleagues, business partners, customers and the public alike.

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TEXAID and Rafael Kouto in the media: 10vor10

In the show 10vor10, SRF reported on the fashion designer Rafael Kouto, who designs his own collections from old TEXAID clothes from that can no longer be worn.

Post in the show 10vor10 (in German)

A future for teenage mothers and their children in Uganda

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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Texcursion to Schattdorf

TEXAID offered a guided tour of its sorting facility in Schattdorf on 25 October 2018 as part of this year's Textile Sustainability Conference in Milan.

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TEXAID publishes first sustainability report

TEXAID has published its very first sustainability report. This report covers the business activities of TEXAID’s sites in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, and Bulgaria from January 1 to December 31, 2017, and documents the growing focus on sustainability shown by the textile recycling firm.

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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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