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.
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].