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Lexington X TEXAID

Besides helping you score beautiful bedding you’ll pass on to the next generation, our in-store recycling initiative is designed to encourage circular and sustainable shopping practices. So, to turn up our own sustainable initiative we coupled up with TEXAID to give your old bedding new life. “How does that work?” you ask. Learn more about our partnership below.

What’s TEXAID?
TEXAID works to recycle textiles and preserve resources as a result. TEXAID boasts an excellent re-use and recycling rate of up to 95%. For 40 years, it has given old clothes, shoes and home textile new life through the ecological collection, sorting and recycling of unwanted textiles. The company achieves a second-hand value of around 65%, well above the European industry average of around 45% to 50%. Their services ensure responsible recycling and generated funds go to reputed charities.

What is this process like?
Once the textile is collected, we ship it to TEXAID in Germany where it’s sorted and recycled. Modern sorting systems filter out usable second-hand clothes, but a majority of the work is done by trained staff who examines every item by hand to determine the ecological and economic value of the textiles.
Once the items pass inspection, they’re categorized into three application areas: reusables, recyclables and thermal recovery.
Reusables
From the collection, about 65% of unwanted home textiles and clothes deemed good enough to be sold at second-hand stores where they get to spark joy in a new owner’s life.

Recyclables
The remaining 35% of the textiles are reexamined so they can be recycled. About 15% of them are badly damaged cotton or cotton-mix fabrics that can be cut into cleaning cloths.
About 15% of the reexamined textiles, usually wool, are recycled to produce new textiles for home and fashion or shredded to be used as raw insulating materials.

Thermal Recovery
Only 5% of the collected items are considered textile waste which is appropriately sorted and supplied for thermal recovery.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TEXAID HERE
LEARN MORE ABOUT TEXAID HERE
READ ABOUT OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
READ ABOUT OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS