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Welcome to the website of TESSO – one of the leaders in recycling clothes in Poland for over 20 years now. We recycle both clothes and textiles. We protect the environment. We also support the less fortunate, the sick and the poor. How do we do it?

 

Environmental protection
Recycling of clothes by TESSO is certainly a pro-ecological activity. 70% of people in the world already make use of second-hand clothing. Owing to this practice, less clothes end up in the dumping sites. And textiles decompose for even as long as about 50 years!

 

Help for the poor
We closely cooperate with charity organizations – our containers for clothes have the logos of the Caritas and Foundation of Help for Children “Dar” (“Gift”). Putting clothes in our containers, you can be sure that charity organizations gain segregated clothes or the financial support they need to take care of the people who need it the most.

 

Support for sick children
Thanks to the clothes that are donated, the sick children being under care of the Foundation “Dar” gain financial support related to the costs of treatment or education.

 

Social development
We create and maintain more than 800 steady and valuable job positions. Taxes that we pay support the financial budget of the local government. It is especially relevant today, considering the global economic crisis.

 

Help for the Third World countries
Our export to African countries gives the poorest inhabitants of our world the possibility to gain or buy used clothes at minimal rates.

In addition to the advantages already mentioned, nowadays cheap used clothes have become a true fashion boom. They are valued both by celebrities and by ordinary people, who admire uniqueness for little money. In second-hand shops you can usually find single pieces of clothing, unavailable in any other shop.

TESSO is a member of the National Economic Chamber of Textile Recycling Materials (Krajowa Izba Gospodarcza Tekstylnych Surowców Wtórnych) and a member of its Council. It cooperates with companies from the Middle and the Far East, Africa, the Ukraine and Europe. Used clothes on our offer are also imported from England, Ireland and the Scandinavian countries.

 

How has it all started and how does it work in other countries? – read an interview with TESSO’s CEO Andrzej Kowalczyk.