Local info and resources
Fabric shops in Zürich
We have a small selection of sustainable fabrics in our atelier, but we can also recommend a few other shops in Zürich that offer conventional and / or organic fabrics.
Stofftrucke (Löwenstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich, 1st floor) has a large selection of fabrics, at a reasonable price for Zürich standards
Bernina (Talacker 35, 8001 Zürich) sells sewing machines, threads, patterns, and a small selection of fabrics
Apropos (Hohlstrasse 201, 8004 Zürich) if you are looking for something special, this is definitely the place to go, but expect to pay for what you get
Faybee is an online shop that sells mostly organic jersey, and the owner, Fabienne, is one of our neighbours in Binz
German-English sewing glossary
Do you want to work on your English or German sewing vocabulary? Check out this blog post by Stash for Good
Are you interested in fair textiles and fashion? Check out these projects:
Get Changed: Fair fashion map of Zürich and Berlin, and database of fair fashion labels
Kleihd: Clothing library in Zürich
Walk in Closet clothing exchange, Switzerland
Jungle Folk conscious clothing – sustainable women’s clothes, locally designed
Carpasus sustainable men’s shirts with a transparent supply chain
Helvetas Fair Trade Shop and Slow Fashion Container: Helvetas carries out development projects in organic food and cotton production in various parts of the world, and raises the profile of these projects through their fair trade shop.
Storyfabrics: organic and fair trade bedsheets, designed and delivered by a local entrepreneur
Here are some other projects and organisations we like
Greenbuzz: a network that organizes events for sustainability professionals in Zürich
Crowdcontainer: enabling direct shipping of food packages directly from farms in India to consumers in Switzerland (in German only)
Stadtmilch: fresh milk from the farm to the city, can be purchased from a milk machine in Viadukt Markthalle (in German only)
Malaika Theater: producing theater pieces and cultural events together with refugees in Zürich (in German only)
Solinetz: supporting refugee integration in Zürich through a wide variety of courses, mentoring activities, and inter-cultural events
Wildbiene + Partner: promotes the conservation of and pollination services by wild bees. Sells wild bee homes to individuals in order to finance their research and the development of their pollination services.
JASS – Just a Simple Scarf: organises intercultural cooking events, and exhibitions on various themes relating to appreciation and tolerance of different cultures (in German only).