Swiss Textiles’ services and activities are guided by Strategy 2025. In the technical commissions, current political issues and sector-specific concerns are discussed and actions are initiated. In addition to political lobbying, Swiss Textiles’ main activities include providing advisory services to companies, maintaining the textiles network and developing contacts with other networks relevant to the textiles industry. As an organisation that provides a range of training and further education possibilities in the textiles sector, we ensure the supply of well-qualified specialists.

CONSULTING, INFORMATION AND TRAINING

The Swiss Textiles Administrative Office is the hub of these activities. We offer direct personal advisory services in the fields of labour law, brand and design protection, customs issues and questions concerning origin, as well as training and further education, and sustainability.

All these services are available free of charge to members.

We keep our members regularly updated on all new developments in the industry, including recent government decisions and new legislation, guidelines, regulations, training opportunities and much more. Members can set up their personal subscription to obtain this information.

We provide information on the industry’s driving forces and the diversity of our members’ activities with regular reports posted on this website and in social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

We organise training courses on relevant issues in the form of webinars and in-person events. As a member you receive information about new events by e-mail. You can obtain an overview of all current events here. Participation in events is free of charge for members.

NETWORKING

We operate in an active and committed network. New and promising contacts can be made and developed within the technical commissions, at events and through specific meetings. Are you trying to contact another member or industry? We are here to help you.

Adrian Knezovic, FTC Cashmere

Swiss Textiles brings together companies with tradition and innovative power and whose focus is on high quality. For example, we have just launched a successful partnership with Haelixa, through which we can make our value-added chain even more transparent.

Simon Bernath, tts inova ag

Swiss Textiles’ interdisciplinary work is a major value-adding factor. It enables me to make surprising new contacts who give me ideas for new products.

Our activities

Firmenbesuche

Experience the textile industry: We bring politicians and administrative staff to the companies and thus draw attention to industry concerns.

Experience the textile industry: We bring politicians and administrative staff to the companies and thus draw attention to industry concerns.

Forschung

We work closely with renowned Swiss research institutions such as Empa or ETH Zurich. Together, we initiate research projects for our member companies.

We work closely with renowned Swiss research institutions such as Empa or ETH Zurich. Together, we initiate research projects for our member companies.

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In webinars or short training sessions, we provide information on current topics and give practical tips for everyday work.

In webinars or short training sessions, we provide information on current topics and give practical tips for everyday work.

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Sustainability is the driver and the great opportunity for the Swiss textile industry. We are co-initiator and co-sponsor of the Sustainable Textiles Switzerland initiative, which brings administration, NGOs and business together at one table.

Sustainability is the driver and the great opportunity for the Swiss textile industry. We are co-initiator and co-sponsor of the Sustainable Textiles Switzerland initiative, which brings administration, NGOs and business together at one table.

Summit

At events and training sessions, we address current topics and promote the exchange of ideas among our members and with relevant players in other industries.

At events and training sessions, we address current topics and promote the exchange of ideas among our members and with relevant players in other industries.

Parl anlass

We organize events for the Parliamentary Group for the Textile Industry to raise awareness of industry concerns.

We organize events for the Parliamentary Group for the Textile Industry to raise awareness of industry concerns.

Techtextil

We organize SWISS Pavilions at leading international trade fairs such as Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles in Frankfurt.

We organize SWISS Pavilions at leading international trade fairs such as Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles in Frankfurt.

Neue Lernende

As a provider of various basic training courses, we help to ensure that initial and continuing training is up-to-date and geared to the needs of the economy.

As a provider of various basic training courses, we help to ensure that initial and continuing training is up-to-date and geared to the needs of the economy.

We regularly report on Swiss Textiles’ other activities on this website under Focus.