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TEXAID was awarded the CO2 neutral label again this year at Swiss Climate's Soirée Climatique 2019.

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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.

Radio broadcast from 8.11.2019 (in German)

TEXAID and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts research better ways of recycling collected clothing

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.

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TEXAID becomes technology partner in the wear2wearTM consortium

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.

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TEXAID at the Pusch Procurement Conference

On 29 October 2019, Biel shall play host to the conference “sustainable public procurement: focus circular economy” held by Pusch. TEXAID is also actively involved in the event.

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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.

Broadcast “Pony Express” from 3/10/2019 (French/German)

Geroldswil is delighted with the gold award

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].

Article in the Geroldswil municipal news (article in German)

New collection by Rafael Kouto

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.

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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.

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Terre des Hommes - Innovation space FabLab

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.

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