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Textile House has been sorting and turning post-consumer textile waste (e.g. secondhand clothing) into reusable and recyclable resources for almost 20 years.
With over 170 shops across 11 countries in Europe and a 16.000 m2 sorting center facility processing an average of 100 tonnes of post-consumer textile waste per day, Textile House’s business model is based on the EU waste hierarchy, focusing on reuse through its own local retail solutions and recycling through its partners.
Pioneering the textile extended producer responsibility (EPR) in its market segment since 2021, Textile House is an officially accredited and audited sorting operator from ReFashion, France’s EPR scheme - which was the first EU EPR scheme for textiles.
From its headquarter and sorting facilities in Senec - Slovakia, Textile House aims at establishing Slovakian leadership in textile waste and circular economy by acting as a central chain link to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and contribute to the achievement of sustainable practices in the EU.
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Supporting the EU Green Deal and actively taking efforts and initiatives for the circular transformation of Slovakia through the company’s focus on reuse - following the binding order of the waste management hierarchy, the cornerstone of EU waste policy & legislation and the key to the transition to a circular economy, Textile House is turning almost 80% of its sorted waste into reusable resources - mostly through its retail solution consisting of selling the sorted textiles directly to one of their own secondhand & vintage shops.
Together with partners, almost 20% of the sorted goods are repurposed for recycling (e.g. the cotton from secondhand clothing that cannot be sold for reuse is turned into industrial wipers).
Sorting constitutes the central link in the circular recovery chain: it's during this stage that the second life of the used textiles collected is decided.
The textile Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is one of the building blocks of the European Commission circular economy action plan.
The partnership and accreditation by France’s EPR, can be verified in the following website:
Textile House is as a sorting operator accredited by Eco TLC/Refashion - currently the only eco-organization accredited by French authorities to cover the textile industry's legal obligation to manage waste sustainably under the EPR scheme.
Increase the volume of reused and recycled post-consumer textile waste, also involving more municipalities and companies in Slovakia.
Contribute to and support the transition of Slovakia to the circular economy thought textile waste management.
Apply for environmental certifications to accredit the circular operations/processes/management in our facilities.
Identify opportunities to introduce and promote circularity initiatives and practices in our office, sorting center facilities and shops.