For Swiss company Schoeller Textil, 2018 means celebrating 150 years of textile manufacturing. The textiles solutions company specializes in the development and production of technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies. According to the company, it began as Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in 1868. Now, for its more than 500 brand partners in 50 countries, The company produces an average of over 6 million meters of performance textiles per year at its mills in Sevelen, Switzerland, and Balingen, Germany.
Its sustainability commitment has been part of its history. In 1994 the company received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification. It also served as one of the founding developers of the bluesign® system and in 2008 received the bluesign award.
The company joined forces in 2012 with the Eschler Group, to provide tailored, knitted fabric options and complementary solutions to its joint brand partners. Its innovations include its c_change membrane technology as well as the NanoSphere, coldblack and corkshell technologies. 3XDRY Bio and ecorepel Bio, PFC-free technologies based on renewable raw materials, were introduced to customers in 2016.
Most recently, Schoeller announced the availability of its heatable E-soft-shell, which won the DesignPrize Switzerland 2017/2018 in the textiles category.