Swiss Textiles offers its members a range of attractive sector-specific services and helps them overcome everyday challenges effectively, efficiently and in a targeted manner. We regard ourselves as a service provider and mouthpiece for our members, and we pursue a policy of active and open communication. We offer our support in strategic, conceptual and operational issues. We periodically inform our members about impending and ongoing changes in legislation and jurisprudence at both the national and the international level.

Lobbying

Niklaus Zemp, Managing Director of Serge Ferrari AG

Swiss Textiles has successfully campaigned for public procurement to be structured on the basis of quality competition instead of pricing. This means that social and ecological sustainability has been strengthened through legislation.

We are committed to supporting our members through targeted, personal lobbying and thus to constantly improving the political framework conditions, particularly in the areas of trade policy, employment and social policy, environment, energy and education. We stand by the fundamental principles of a liberal state structure and economic system: market economy, competition, free trade, social partnership and sustainability.

Pascal Weber, Head of Production and Sales, Tisca Tischhauser AG

Swiss Textiles keeps a close eye on economic policy developments and periodically explains what they mean for our business activity. We were especially grateful for this support during the lengthy Brexit process.

We regard ourselves as a service provider and mouthpiece for our members, and we pursue a policy of active and open communication. We offer our support in strategic, conceptual and operational issues. We periodically inform and instruct our members personally about ongoing changes in legislation and jurisprudence.

Markus Freitag, proprietor of Freitag lab.ag

Kontext Annual presents a good thematic mix that extends well beyond the textiles industry. If it is always the same people who are brought together, you cannot expect much in the way of change. It is often unplanned encounters that lead to something new.”

We network our members with one another and with players from other sectors. Swiss Textiles fosters the development and management of contacts with the leading industry players and the main design platforms and research institutions at home and abroad. Interdisciplinary projects, workshops and joint appearances at trade fairs strengthen the image and innovation potential of the textiles industry. In this way, political recognition of an innovative and profitable industry can be underscored and consolidated over the long term.

Carl Illi, President Swiss Textiles

We have to have confidence in our young professionals

First-class training and education is an essential factor in innovation and enables the industry to remain highly competitive. We strongly support sector-specific education platforms so as to provide attractive, needs-based training and further education opportunities.
Swiss Textiles assumes responsibility for the basic training of EFZ (federal certificate of proficiency) textile technologists and EBA (federal vocational certificate) textile practitioners, as well as for various other vocational and higher professional examinations. We work closely together with the relevant educational institutions in order to provide targeted, market-oriented training and further education for specialists.