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

Carl Illi, Präsident Swiss Textiles

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.

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Protective clothing for fire-fighting services from Gallus Hautle AG.

Protective clothing for fire-fighting services from Gallus Hautle AG.

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Hypertube – the new 3D application process from Jakob Schlaepfer AG. International haute couture houses integrate the materials into their creations.

Hypertube – the new 3D application process from Jakob Schlaepfer AG. International haute couture houses integrate the materials into their creations.

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Clothing made from high-quality materials and produced under equitable conditions: designed by paradis des innocents.

Clothing made from high-quality materials and produced under equitable conditions: designed by paradis des innocents.

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Embroidery from Embrex Ltd (Switzerland) for international underwear manufacturers.

Embroidery from Embrex Ltd (Switzerland) for international underwear manufacturers.

Calida

Biodegradable t-shirts from Calida AG.

Biodegradable t-shirts from Calida AG.

Nile

The autumn 2019 collection from Nile Clothing AG.

The autumn 2019 collection from Nile Clothing AG.

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Functional work clothing from workfashion.com ag.

Functional work clothing from workfashion.com ag.

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Finest-grade cashmere knitwear from FTC Cashmere.

Finest-grade cashmere knitwear from FTC Cashmere.

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.

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Carpets and rugs for residential and commercial buildings from Kramis Teppich Design AG.

Carpets and rugs for residential and commercial buildings from Kramis Teppich Design AG.

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Organic cotton bath and shower towels from fouta.

Organic cotton bath and shower towels from fouta.

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Acoustic curtains from Annette Douglas Textiles AG.

Acoustic curtains from Annette Douglas Textiles AG.

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For peace and comfort in open plan offices: acoustic panels from Ruckstuhl AG.

For peace and comfort in open plan offices: acoustic panels from Ruckstuhl AG.

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High-quality bed linen from Schwob AG.

High-quality bed linen from Schwob AG.

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.

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Embroidered LED from Forster Rohner AG, produced for foldable spotlights made by Carpetlight GmbH.

Embroidered LED from Forster Rohner AG, produced for foldable spotlights made by Carpetlight GmbH.

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Travel through Switzerland in perfect comfort: seat covers from Lantal Textiles AG for the new Südostbahn trains.

Travel through Switzerland in perfect comfort: seat covers from Lantal Textiles AG for the new Südostbahn trains.

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Ropes that carry tonnes: Airwork & Heliseilerei GmbH manufactures special ropes for helicopter transports.

Ropes that carry tonnes: Airwork & Heliseilerei GmbH manufactures special ropes for helicopter transports.

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Biomedical plasters that dispense medicaments: developed by Empa (Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology).

Biomedical plasters that dispense medicaments: developed by Empa (Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology).

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Textiles for architecture:“Stamisol Safe One” façade sheets developed by Serge Ferrari Tersuisse AG afford reliable protection against fire propagation.

Textiles for architecture:“Stamisol Safe One” façade sheets developed by Serge Ferrari Tersuisse AG afford reliable protection against fire propagation.

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Innovative technologies for authentic game and ball behaviour: sports turf from TISCA Tischauser AG.

Innovative technologies for authentic game and ball behaviour: sports turf from TISCA Tischauser AG.

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Luminous textile sensors for measuring heart frequency and/or blood circulation through the skin, developed by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research – the Federal Institute of Technology’s research centre.

Luminous textile sensors for measuring heart frequency and/or blood circulation through the skin, developed by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research – the Federal Institute of Technology’s research centre.

Bcomp

Natural fibre composites from Bcomp AG for surf boards.

Natural fibre composites from Bcomp AG for surf boards.

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