TEXAID was founded in 1978 as a Charity Private Partnership between six Swiss aid organisations (Swiss Red Cross, Caritas Switzerland, Winterhilfe Switzerland, Solidar Suisse, Kolping Switzerland and HEKS), together with an entrepreneur and know-how provider. TEXAID has been affirming its ecological and social responsibilities for 40 years.
We meet our great social responsibility via the following measures in particular:
- Creating fair and progressive working conditions for over 1,200 employees in six countries.
- Ensuring a free disposal service for the public and municipalities.
- Offering used clothes for sale in numerous countries. Used textiles create valuable jobs in the recipient countries, for example in alterations and trading.
- Paying annual remuneration that can reach millions to the associated aid organisations, Samaritans’ associations and Kolping families and to many regional non-profit organisations. These funds are then put towards social projects in Switzerland and abroad.
The following charity projects can be co-financed by the remuneration from TEXAID: