Switzerland’s textiles and clothing industry is a multifaceted and innovative competence centre that has global reach and in recent years has evolved into an internationally functioning hub.
The industry specialises in the development, production and marketing of high-quality, innovative, textile-based products that fulfil today’s demanding requirements and reflect the spirit of our times. Digitised sales strategies and automated, networked production processes accelerate product ranges and communication with the trade, while enhancing transparency for clients. A wealth of unique ideas and high-quality, distinctive products are the foundation of Switzerland’s internationally successful textiles business. Intelligent, interdisciplinary cooperation is powering the industry towards a bright financial future on a global scale
Swiss businesses in the textiles industry operate at the interface between creativity and technology – this is unique and offers a broad scope of potential.
St.Gallen embroidery and first-class fabrics for both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion collections have long been pillars of Switzerland’s textiles industry and still underscore the positive image it enjoys today throughout the world. These products meet the highest demands in terms of quality, design and exclusivity, and are featured on the fashion show runways of all the most innovative designer labels in Milan, Paris, London and New York. Swiss textiles are leaders in the fields of underwear, sportswear and workwear, perfectly combining intelligent functionality, maximum comfort and aesthetic design. Swiss clothing manufacturers are versatile drivers of innovation in their market segment and are committed to sustainable production.
Renowned Swiss textiles companies have developed items such as bed and table linen, textiles for the kitchen and bathroom, upholstery materials for furniture and carpeting into products of international repute. Hundreds of years of experience combined with the very highest quality standards, ground-breaking technology and leading-edge aesthetics have enabled these companies to successfully set new benchmarks in the industry.
A pioneering spirit and outstanding know-how in the field of technical textiles are giving rise to the development of numerous products that are attracting attention throughout the world. These high-tech textile solutions are focused on the areas of healthcare, transport, vehicle and aircraft construction, building and architecture, and safety. The companies do their research, development and production on their premises in Switzerland. Many of them are among the best and most successful companies in the world in their particular area.