of Course, there is also this business of wisdom: “Doing well by doing good.” Such as: You can have business success with good deeds.

the head of the dress recycling company Texaid is making What is likely to be of a Good to a lot of.

These days plug hundreds of thousands of Swiss to your winter wardrobe in the white Texaid bags and set them as your donation to the front door. And that’s the point: A donor may assume, a good deed. The dictionary defines “donation” as: “for a charitable purpose”.

to Texaid leads the “help” even in the name. And: On the bags, the Logo emblazoned obvious right from the six Swiss relief organisations.

Who entrusted to his clothes, Texaid, it is allowed to assume that his gift will benefit the needy. Directly or through the proceeds from the
the sale of the dresses.

Who entrusted to his clothes, Texaid, you must not expect that his gift increases the wealth of a single Person. The research of Sunday-view-Editor-in-Harry Büsser show, however: For the managing Director of Texaid – who is also the son of the co-owner of the company – means the dress a wage to collect in any case.

The man in front of me like a capitalist Wolf in charity sheep’s clothing.

However, Texaid is not just any company with a boss who interpreted the saying of the clothes that make people, in an original way.

the Logo of the six auxiliary works is not without reason, to the collection bags: These organisations are involved in Texaid. Yes, you will receive a portion of the proceeds from the dress sale. But you put the mantle of silence over the cash flows. The charities sit on the Board of Directors of Texaid. And this Board of Directors has decided that the company publishes no annual report. The auxiliary works of the dress donors deliberately in the dark about how this works now, actually, with the profit from the old clothes.

And that makes the whole thing to a real scandal. For much of the play here with your credibility.

Nevertheless, the story has its Good side. It throws light on an overlooked, but highly problematic aspect of our everyday lives: our dress wear.

Annually produces 30 million tons of cotton. 25 percent of the world’s sprayed insecticides and twelve percent of the herbicides in the cultivation of cotton. The production of a single T-shirt requires 2700 liters of water. In Uzbekistan, 50 years, cotton have ranged from production, to the Aral sea to dry up. The Disappearance of this once fourth largest lake in the world is considered to be one of the largest environmental disasters in the history of mankind.

The business success of the Texaid-heads reminds us: We need to separate but a little premature from one or the other good piece. And because we replace it, of course, again, we keep a toxic industry tours.

Ultimately, the case shows Texaid especially like this: There are no innocent mass consumption.