Our mission is to make Switzerland the world’s leading competence centre for textile solutions. This is because textiles are the materials of the future. Swiss companies have experience, specialised know-how and talented personnel. This opens up innumerable possibilities for using textiles to develop new business models and produce tried-and-tested specialities.
The Swiss textiles industry has a very long tradition. It was the foundation of industrialisation in Switzerland. Major structural transformations have taken place since then, however. The image of the nineteenth-century factory is now a thing of the past. In its place an industry has emerged that provides textile solutions to address global challenges. The industry is globally positioned, and member companies include high-tech start-ups, service providers as well as traditional manufacturers. Disciplines along the classical value-added chain blend and dissipate over time. The scope of application for textiles has thus expanded and is practically limitless. Interdisciplinary cooperation between textile and clothing companies, as well as with other sectors, has become essential. This development has created a unique network that embodies a very broad range of skills.
Swiss Textiles – uniting more than 200 internationally oriented, innovative small and medium-sized companies from the Swiss textiles industry.
Swiss Textiles is focused on implementing Strategy 2025. We have prioritised five areas that are of the utmost importance for the development of the industry and our members:
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“We can achieve more collectively than individually” – this is the motto for the reorganisation of Swiss Textiles. The technical commissions linked to our five strategic priorities are open to all members. Swiss Textiles is the competence centre for discussing industry concerns, developing policy positions and initiating projects. The technical commissions are in close contact with each other precisely because the main issues frequently overlap.