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TEXAID IN THE MEDIA: RSI — TEMPI MODERNI
The RSI, Radiotelevisione svizzera, reported on the topic of used textiles in their programme «Tempi moderni». In the report, Martin Böschen, CEO of TEXAID group, describes the activities of TEXAID and the challenges of textile recycling.
TEXAID has recently established an innovation fund. This pursues the goal of promoting projects with a view to high-quality recycling of used textiles. These projects are designed to find sustainable solutions to recycle the increasing amount of textiles that are no longer wearable in an even more ecological way.
In the municipality of Crissier there are some used clothes bins from TEXAID. The money raised through Crissier municipality’s sale of used clothes was transferred to the regional organisation Cartons du Cœur in West Lausanne to support their project.
Tele1 reported on our research project ‘Texcycle’ and the possibilities for high-quality textile recycling. Michael Emmenegger, Head of Corporate Development at TEXAID and Daniel Wehrli, Industrial Designer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences – Art & Design, provide details about the motives behind and the results of the project.
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.