Where can I take discarded down duvets or feather pillows to be correctly disposed of?

The Swiss Bedding Manufacturer’s Association works in close association with Texaid to assure the orderly disposal of down duvets and feather pillows bearing the “Swiss Guaranty VSB” quality seal. The duvets and pillows can be placed inside the designated bags and left outside on the next Texaid collection day or put inside the special Texaid clothing containers. The bags can be obtained from your local specialist bedding retailer or from the VSB central office. In addition, Texaid carries out collections in conjunction with VSB members that are announced in the local media.

The collected duvets are then either reconditioned or sent on for professional recycling. This, of course, poses no environmental problem since down and feathers are entirely natural products, unlike synthetics.

By giving your down duvets or feather pillows to Texaid, you are not only protecting the environment, but also making a valuable contribution to the following Texaid associated relief organisations which receive part of the proceeds:

  • Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz (Swiss Red Cross)
  • Winterhilfe Schweiz (Swiss Winter Aid) 
  • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk (Swiss Workers Relief Organisation)
  • CARITAS Switzerland
  • KOLPING Schweizer Kolpingwerk (Swiss Kolping Organisation)
  • HEKS Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen der Schweiz (Swiss Interchurch Aid)