Local and Social Sewing Production at Social Fabric


Are you looking for unique gifts for your customers or employees? Or are you a small label looking for support in manufacturing? Maybe you have some old marketing materials (e.g. plastic banner flags) or garments to be upcycled? Let Social Fabric produce special textile products for you and share the positive story of integrated refugees with your customers!

In our well equipped sewing atelier in Züric Binz, we have a team of experienced tailors waiting for your order. Our tailors come with refugee backgrounds and have a placement in our work integration program – which means that placing an order at Social Fabric fosters these individuals to be integrated in working life in Switzerland.

We are specialised in simple products like accessories, bags, cases and pillows from sustainable materials: organic cotton, tencel or linen or upcycling used material (e.g. sails of sailing boats, jeans, men’s shirts, plastic banners). It’s also possible to customise the products with for example a woven label with your own logo.

You can find more detailed information about our sewing production services in this pdf.


Your benefits:

  • High quality made in Switzerland 
  • Enabling Social Fabric to offer work and education to refugees
  • Ecological, ethical and transparent production 
  • Your product will be a source of inspiration to others


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Production Manager Helka Mäki by email: helka@socialfabric.ch – she is happy to make your idea into reality! 


Providing the following information helps us to give you an offer:

  • Your product idea (photos or drawings would be very helpful, or you can also have a look in our webshop for ideas – most of the products are customisable)
  • Prototype and a pattern – already available or do you wish us to create those?
  • Material – do you already have the material to be sewn or should we source it?
  • What quantity you would need
  • Your timeline and budget

Quotes from our previous customers:

“Social Fabric helped me to assess what would be the best project for the material we wanted to recycle and made the whole process really easy for us. Having pencil cases upcycled from our own old plastic banner flags, it provided us with give-aways for our clients with a story. Another advantage was to display our commitment to sustainability.”

Elodie Duvaldestin,
Vontobel Asset Management AG


“With Social Fabric we found a great alternative to the usual options available for belly dance hip scarves. Social Fabric helped us develop the product with different prototypes and made suggestions for sustainable fabric that would move well and be light and breathable enough to use whilst dancing. From the initial idea to the final product, everything ran smoothly and we’ve come back a couple of times to order more. Our students love the hip scarves as well, as also the philosophy behind Social Fabric, which they said was also important for them in their decision to purchase the product.”

Alia Mckenzie-Murdoch,
ZeoT Zürich

Some impressions of products