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150 years of Swiss Textiles

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150 years of Swiss Textiles

From the SEF straight to another very important event – the celebration of 150 years of Swiss Textile – the organization that brings Switzerland´s best and brightest in Textiles together.

In 1874, Switzerland was one of Europe’s poorer countries, with a predominantly agrarian economy. What then started as a first step into industrialization – leveraging skilled artisans and water power – become one of the driving forces for Switzerland transition to a modern and technology driven economy and prosperity. And while there have been many ups and downs from the humble beginnings, today Switzerland has become a global leader in high-tech, sustainable textiles, merging tradition with cutting-edge technology.

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