09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 — Hall: 3.1 Stand: B 24
09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 — Hall: 3.1 Stand: A 20
In the course of the past few decades, the Swiss textiles and clothing industry has evolved into a globally integrated workplace. Research and development activities are carried out at one location, management and financing at another, and manufacturing at several. Today, entrepreneurs in this industry primarily focus on niche markets, and offer specialised products, for example in the fashion segment, including high-quality embroidery or fabrics for haute couture; in the household textiles segment, with products that meet high demands in terms of function and design; or in the area of technical textiles, in which high-tech products made of textile materials are utilised in a broad variety of applications. A large number of Swiss companies have been in business for well over a century. They have repeatedly succeeded in adapting themselves to new developments and markets, as well as in playing a pioneering role by utilising tried-and-tested technologies for new applications. Swiss Textiles members include rope makers, weavers, knitters, finishers and ribbon and clothing manufacturers. They are all able to hold their own against international competitors because they are flexible, close to their customers, integrated into the global value-added chain and manufacture sustainably.
In order to represent the interests of our members, we lobby for favourable political and economic background conditions and act on their behalf within the political process. We provide advice on labour law, environmental regulations, intellectual property, the protection of brands and models, as well as issues relating to import and export, including rules of origin, customs duties and customs clearing procedures. We unite our members with important industry and research partners and are strongly committed to basic training and further education.