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What to Do?
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The Challenge

Today’s linear system of «take – make – waste» needs to change. Natural resources are limited, and the current system has huge negative impacts on our planet.

Besides the ecological lack of sustainability, the linear system contains untapped potential around customer loyalty and economical sustainability.

How to face the challenge? We think it is to be done one step at a time and this with conviction and commitment.

The huge number of textiles that are already in circulation today must be kept in reuse for as long as possible. These textiles already in circulation are mostly not designed for recycling. Therefore, we should ensure to keep these textiles in reuse. This leads to the next question of how keeping used textiles and shoes in the circle. First and foremost, there must be collection infrastructure in place, which allows the population to discard their unwanted used textiles and shoes in a convenient and responsible way. Fashion retailers and brands can support the establishment and expansion of such an infrastructure through implementing take back systems.

Besides the used textiles and shoes in circulation, there are huge amounts of pre-consumer textiles and shoes in stock as well as like new products from customer returns. TEXAID provides also concepts and solutions to keep these products in the loop through resale or recycling.

Collection Tools

Online & Offline

Take Back Systems.

«Circular economy within the textile industry is an important driver of innovation and sustainable practices. TEXAID, as a part of the end-of-life phase within the textile value chain, supports the further development of the industry on the road to circularity. We are committed to active exchange within the textile industry. This is the only way to understand the requirements of the various players and to find joint solutions to close the textile loop.»


Martin Böschen, CEO TEXAID

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Sustainable solutions

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Manage Unsold & Returned Merchandise

Products should be kept in the circle at its highest value for as long as possible, especially when the products are new or like new. TEXAID enables you to define and implement the best fitting concepts for your brand or company to keep unsold & returned merchandise in the circle.

For ecological and economic reasons, overstock, leftover, end-of-season, customer returns as well as slightly damaged items should be kept in reuse. TEXAID provides resale possibilities through B2C as well as B2B channels.

If resale is not applicable for reasons like licence issues, brand protection or other requirements from fashion retailers or brands side, the textile material should be kept in the circle through recycling.

Resale & Recycling

About

TEXAID.

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We believe in technical and digital progress and the strength of collaborations with players in the textile value chain. Together we can manage the system change to a more circular system. Together we can manage the system change to a more circular system. TEXAID is the retail solution provider and an enabler for the fashion industry to become more circular.

As a leading textile collection, sorting, reselling & recycling company, TEXAID and its retail solutions focuses on providing smart collection tools & sustainable solutions for the fashion industry.

With roots in Switzerland, TEXAID is active on three continents and employs around 1200 employees with focus markets in europe and the us. Founded more than 40 years ago, TEXAID today processes an yearly volume of more than 250 mio. pieces of pre- and post-consumer textiles & shoes, to keep the products and the material through resale or recycling in the circle for as long as possible.

Want to know more about the TEXAID group? Click here to follow the link.

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Engagements & Certificates

At TEXAID Group, we are committed to ensuring good working conditions for all employees and to constantly reducing our environmental footprint. Our activities in the areas of quality management and environmental performance have been certified and have received several awards. We are pursuing the development of the most efficient and productive end-of-life processes for garments by collaborating with international research and industry institutions as well as a variety of local organisations.

In the sustainability report, TEXAID takes stock of the economic, ecological and social impacts of the company’s activities in 2017, and presents the strategic goals of its sustainability management plan. Click here to report read the sustainability.

TEXAID provides different possibilities to keep the textile items and shoes in reuse. Depending on fashion retailer or brand requirements, items can be resold through TEXAIDs own B2C retail channels and/or through B2B wholesale channels. Furthermore, TEXAID provides the possibility to run a resale platform from A to Z as a service in the look and feel of the fashion retailers or brands corporate identity and design. This enables a convenient and fast entry into ReCommerce and new market opportunities.

For items not fitting to be put on the resale market, TEXAID provides different recycling solutions. From scaled downcycling processes, to keep the material in the cycle for one more time, to innovative high value recycling solution projects, TEXAID has a vast network of different mechanical and chemical recycling specialists to realize customer-specific concepts.

Testimonials

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“In addition to our multifaceted commitment to sustainability, ETERNA now also takes responsibility for the end-of-life of our shirts and blouses. With the uncomplicated take-back of old textiles and passing them on to TEXAID, we make it easy for our customers to act sustainably and in a resource-saving manner".

Henning Gerbaulet

Managing Partner / CEO ETERNA

GANT garments are made to be loved for generations and we are therefore proud to have TEXAID as a circular fashion partner. With this partnership, we know that our products are always taken care of in accordance with the EU waste hierarchy and in the most sustainable, transparent and traceable way, extending the lifetime of our garments“.

Jessica Cederberg Wodmar

Global Sustainability Director at GANT

„TEXAID and its online take back system PACKMEE is a reliable and meaningful partner that helps us to take the next steps on our way to circularity.”

Kristina Seidler-Lynders

Head of Sustainability & Product Safety

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Special Call

texaid is looking for strong industry partners to push high value textile to textile recycling technologies in a joint project.

Get in touch with us to discuss possibilities! Let’s close the loop together

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Our Team

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Manuela Mächler

Retail Solutions Specialist

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Anna Pehrsson

Recycling Solutions Specialist

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Ehsan Johari

Managing Director TEXAID USA

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