Social Fabric is a center based in Zurich that promotes the use of textiles and clothing that have a small ecological and positive social footprint. We do things differently.
Most of us have lost our connection with how our fabrics and clothing are made, where they come from, and who the makers are.
We are a community-based organisation that supports the use of textiles and clothing that have a small ecological and positive social footprint. We offer our members and customers an opportunity to re-connect with fabric by providing courses and shared working space, and by offering transparently and sustainably made textile products. We also offer a program that aims to empower refugees in the local community through textiles.
We have a hybrid legal structure; Social Fabric GmbH oversees all of our revenue generating activities, including our classes and our textile product sales. Social Fabric Association is a tax exempt non-profit association that is overseen by a board of directors, and manages all of our work with refugees.
The global textile industry is one of the dirtiest and most socially irresponsible industries in the world. There are few textile companies that are disrupting business-as-usual in the textile sector, and that means there are few solutions available to customers who care.
We empower our diverse community to drive economic and social change by engaging in transparent, social and ecological actions through sustainable textiles.
Global economic challenges are overcome by local communities through engagement and social innovation.