What it means?
Being outdoors is your choice. Wearing Swiss Made outdoors means feeling comfortable in every situation.
Sewing, taping and knitting in Switzerland is an exclusive affair, as the wage level is extremely high by global standards. Nevertheless, we want to preserve this fulfilling craft in Switzerland as well. In this sense, we consider ROTAUF clothing not only as a jacket or trousers, but also as a wage for many women and men who invest their skills and diligence in the products in Switzerland and earn their living thanks to this fulfilling work.
It is a good feeling to visit the garment factories, to see with what commitment, joy and care the garments are produced. It is a good feeling to know that the workers are not exploited by Swiss labor laws and social system.
The currently available ROTAUF collection is cut, sewn, knitted and glued by the following manufacturers.
Production & Material Development
Global, for-profit fabric production typically looks like this:
Weaving or knitting the raw fabric in emerging countries, Dyeing and finishing in developing countries with weak environmental laws Chemicals are used without regard for the environment, expensive wastewater treatment plants are not used, and wastewater simply ends up in oceans or rivers.
Swiss fabric production stands in contrast to this model and focuses on sustainability. The remaining textile companies are holding their own in global competition thanks to high efficiency, innovative strength and pronounced water protection.
The current outer fabric of our Insulation 120 was woven and dyed in Switzerland. Unfortunately, this weaving mill has ceased operations in Switzerland. We are all the more pleased that our organic cotton and merino silk fabrics can continue to be knitted and dyed in Switzerland.
We will stay tuned and try to continue to promote fabric innovation from Switzerland and to manufacture as many fabrics as possible in Switzerland.
Currently, we source Bündner and SwissMerino wool from Switzerland.
Here too, as we expand our collection, we hope to use even more raw materials such as, for example, flax, hemp or stinging nettle fibers as the base material for our clothing.
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