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

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.

Ralf Itzek, CEO of Jenny Fabrics AG

Thanks to the assistance provided by Swiss Textiles, we now know which regulations we have to comply with so that our customers in the EU no longer have to pay customs duty.

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.

Beat Karrer, Managing Director of FluidSolids AG

The Swiss Textiles network puts me in touch with new contacts and provides opportunities for reciprocal exchange regarding forthcoming projects. This paves the way for targeted shared activities later on.

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.