I am special because…
… my design was inspired by refugees living in Zurich, based on their impressions of Switzerland.
… I was printed and sewn by women who used to work in the sex industry in India. Buying me helps these women and their children to live a life of freedom.
… by buying me you help to build stronger communities and transparent textile supply chains.
The Story behind the Product
This laptop case was designed by Social Fabric and was sewn and printed by the women of Freeset in India. Freeset is a Social enterprise that retrains and employs former prostitutes in Calcutta.
The story behind the design:
In autumn, 2018, we held a workshop with a group of refugees and volunteers from our integration project. They came up with ideas about what represents Switzerland for them.
A Swiss graphic designer, Carla Schmid, sat in on the workshop, and developed designs for laptop cases based on the ideas generated by the participants. She came up with a variety of different designs. Then we asked for votes from you, our community. Based on the public voting, we chose the two favourites!
The design Forest represents trees, mountain peaks and the love that the Swiss have for order.
The laptop cases are made from 100% GOTS-certified cotton fabric, made in India.
Size: 31 x 41 cm for 15” laptop