Closing the Loop
customized & professional b2b
solutions for brands &
retailers to keep pre- &
post- consumer textiles &
shoes in the circle
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.
TEXAID is your trusted solution provider for post-consumer collection services.
take action to save used garments and shoes from landfill and incineration. contribute by implementing an in-store collection or an online take back system.
WITH TEXAIDS MULTI-CHANNEL TAKE BACK SYSTEM APPROACH, THE COLLECTION CAN BE INTEGRATED ONLINE AS WELL AS OFFLINE.
The awareness of the end-consumer has changed, especially during the past years. Criteria relating to the sustainability of brands have become increasingly important in purchase decisions. Caring about the end-of-life of once produced and sold products is one way to contribute and communicate a brands sustainability effort in helping to close the textile circle.
To meet today’s needs, TEXAID provides a system, that allows to collect online used textiles and shoes. This system runs under the TEXAID’s brand PACKMEE in collaboration with fashion brands and retailers. PACKMEE can also be run as a white-label solution in the look and feel of our partners corporate identity and design. Click here to find more information about PACKMEE .
Besides the online take-back system, TEXAID also offers to operate in-store take-back collection for used textiles and shoes at fashion retailers or brands point of sale. Where necessary, TEXAID provides the administrative services for the proper registration of collections.
Based on the requirements of the fashion retailer or brand, sales and marketing measures such as discount vouchers can be integrated in the online as well as in the offline take-back system.
«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
Texaid is a trusted collaboration partner for the following brands & retailers
Resale & Recycling
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 ReCommerce 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 secondhand market, TEXAID provides different recycling solutions. From scaled downcycling processes to innovative textile to textile recycling projects, TEXAID has a vast network of different mechanical and chemical recycling specialists to realize customer-specific concepts.
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.
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. TEXAID is the retail solution provider and enabler for the fashion industry to become more circular.
As a leading textile collecting, 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 more than 1000 employees with focus markets in Europe and the US. Founded more than 40 years ago, TEXAID today processes an yearly volume of more than 280 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.
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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 read the sustainability report.
"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."
"As a company where sustainability is at the core of the business, we are delighted to be working with our professional partner TEXAID - an expert when it comes to giving clothing a new life in the spirit of the circular economy. Through C&A’s «We Take It Back» program, we ensure that the used clothes of our customers are treated in the most sustainable way possible."
"From the start, Knickey has provided a way for customers to get rid of their old underwear through our Recycling Program. Since partnering with TEXAID, we have been able to save costs and see huge improvements in the efficiency of the program. We are also assured that all of the items sent in are going to their next best use, whether that be donation or downcycling. Having TEXAID's expertise has been instrumental in evolving our recycling program."
"Pyua sees itself as a driving force to advance the topics of recycling and circular economy together with the entire industry. TEXAID is an important and strong partner in the area of end-of-life-solutions, with whom we are successfully working on the implementation of the vision of textile-to-textile recycling of polyester apparel."
"The aim of this partnership with TEXAID is to reduce waste and to encourage our customers help the environment. We also want to offer them the opportunity to give second life to their clothing, and in turn, help us to plant more trees to counteract issues of deforestation that impact our planet. We are on a journey to make our brand ever more sustainable and continuing our path towards circularity."
"Mustang Jeans is moving in big steps towards sustainability and TEXAID accompanies us on this way professionally and in partnership. We were able to implement the topic of «recycling at the POS» in an uncomplicated way with TEXAID and are now looking forward to rolling out the topic together. The roots of the company give the cooperation special credibility."
"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."
"We see ourselves as a leader in creating the next generation of fully sustainable membranes, and having a holistic view of the whole life-cycle is an important part of it. Through partnering with TEXAID, we could develop a framework and foundation to further develop both our circular strategy as well as enabling our membranes for a circular system."
TEXAID partners with different players in the textile industry to enable closing the textile loop. We are delighted to share some case studies about interesting, innovative and meaningful partnerships with different industry players who lead the way to a more circular economy.
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