TeX helps to create sustainable communities by recycling, reusing and re-purposing new and used textiles.
We do this by running workshops and events that are of benefit to the community, by supporting local community groups and working with other agencies.
We also create jobs for local people by making Eco Products from recycled textiles, teaching new skills - and we use some of the profits to support our local communities, bringing people together with no barriers to inclusion.
We collect textiles and clothing from your home, office or place of business, diverting them from landfill and either reuse, help other agencies and we run Swishing events that often see 100+ attendees and over half a ton of textiles at a time swopped within the community.
As textiles is often no longer on the curriculum in many schools we find that many of the workshops we run are of interest to young people, whether that is to work on fashion items, to create gifts or just simply to learn how to sew and work with textiles.
We Blog about what we do and you can find these on our main website
TEX is a project within Cultivate Cornwall CIC that works with textiles and waste fabric to produce bespoke designer products, educational workshops and events that brings the community together.
The most significant project aims and impacts are as follows;
This year we have managed to divert over 4 tons of textiles from potential landfill. This has been through our workshops, or festival involvements, our work supporting other agencies / community groups and through our Swishing Events.
We can only do what we do with a little help from our friends and supporters.
Our needs are simple but without just a little help we can`t operate and will find it hard to do great things in our communities.
The best bit is we don't need your money!
What we do need is
If you would like to be involved and help Youth Projects and Community Groups, then please contact us and help us help others.
John is a change maker and really makes a difference in the community. He works with people by finding what they need and then makes things happen in his community,as a result they are better places to be. His entrepreneurial spirit gets put to great use as a director and creator of Tex with Benefits. His desire to make better places and spaces is the driving force behind this community led project.
Harry has youth on his side but comes to the team with years of experience. His first international business when aged just 14 helped him through school, college and more recently Falmouth University. His desire is to help young people have more chances in life and with Tex with Benefits he can make this happen.
Moi made her career in design. At first this was within the clothing and textile business where she could be found designing for Body Glove, Foxx Clothing and Wacoal. After marrying John in 2002 and moving to Cornwall, she set up her own business working with hand made papers where she made products for the Royal Weddings, various retail outlets and was a regular feature at festivals.
Her passion is in recycling and breathing new life into old items.
Anna has a long history of sewing and creating beauty from fabric.
Her work history has seen her in industrial settings and making everything including wetsuits, tee shirts and hoodies.
More recently she has been involved in creating fantastic costumes for carnivals and youth groups.
A wonderful mix of fantastic people that come to join in for 100 + 1 reasons. Our open door policy means that we are her for all abilities and ages.