We are looking for an Intern!

Internship (80 – 100%), Communications, Fundraising and Events Do you want to have a unique opportunity to work in both a social enterprise and an NGO at the same time? During this exciting internship, you will learn how to find new partners and maintain good relationships with existing partners, how to build communities around important topics like sustainability and integration, and how to develop and execute innovative event formats. You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know…

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We won the Swiss Ethics Prize!

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. Dear all, Starting a new project or business is always filled with obstacles and unknowns, and as an entrepreneur, you are never sure whether you are doing it ‚right‘. The path is filled with different daily challenges, like building a team, finding customers, developing products and services that people really love, and taking care of all the administration. The challenge is even bigger when you are building a social business – that…

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Join our potluck dinner on January 19th

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. First, happy new year to all of our members and friends. 2016 was clearly a year of change and polarisation at an international level, though perhaps those of us living in Switzerland have been somewhat isolated from that. Moving into 2017, we would like to renew our commitment to have a positive impact in our community and beyond, and we look forward to achieving that together with our members, customers, and supporters.…

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Our intimate relationship with fabric

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. Next to food, fabrics and clothing are the products that we have our most intimate relationships with. We wrap ourselves in our fabric sheets during the night, we dry ourselves with fabric towels after we shower, and we clothe ourselves in fabric garments that make a personal statement about our identity.  Yet, most of us have lost our connection with how our fabrics are made, where they come from, and who the…

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Giving and receiving feedback in different cultures

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. At Social Fabric we live the term ‘diversity’ – we have a truly intercultural team, and that brings with it many rich opportunities for co-creation and idea exchange. It also brings some challenges that arise from different cultural expectations in the workplace. In order to overcome these challenges, we are having monthly meetings on various different topics, and this month’s meeting was on the theme of ‘giving and receiving feedback’. There were…

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Trip to the Landesmuseum and holiday apéro at Social Fabric

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. It’s been an exciting and busy autumn, and we would like to celebrate by spending some time with our community. We have two events coming up during the next weeks; first, we are taking a trip to the Landesmuseum on the morning of December 1st. We will meet in the lobby of the Landesmuseum at 10.30. Social Fabric is covering the cost of the tickets for refugee participants and volunteers, and we ask…

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Social Fabric at the Landesmuseum and Circle Shop

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. Starting yesterday, October 29th, the Landesmuseum is selling our refugee-designed t-shirts, convertible rucksacks, and cosmetic cases in the museum boutique. Stop by to visit, and while your there, check out their exhibition on forced migration (‚Flucht‘), and also the interesting textile section of their regular exhibition. We also have a pop-up space inside the Circle Sustainable Shop at Brunngasse 3 (just beside Niederdorf) until November 22nd. Start your Christmas shopping early, and have…

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We crowdfunded an internship for Cisse!

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Englisch verfügbar. This is a little note to thank all of our community members and supporters for supporting our ‚We Aspire‘ campaign. Thanks to the support of 243 individuals, we raised more than chf 29 000, which will allow us to offer a work placement to Cisse, a refugee tailor from Ivory Coast, for at least 7 months. The work placement will be paid at a market rate salary of chf 2400 per month…

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