The all-rounder among the outdoor pants - radically Swiss Made. Comfortable like sweatpants, robust like work trousers and clean like chinos. Thanks to Stotz Ventile fabric made from 100% recycled cotton, the loose fit trousers are breathable and water-repellent. Finally, outdoor trousers that can do everything from spring to autumn but don't look like it.
The history of your outdoor pants
The ROTAUF outdoor trousers are dyed, finished and sewn in Switzerland. Find out more about the background to your trousers here.
Sewn in Rothrist
Swiss craftmanship and precision.
The largest sewing company in Switzerland is WIMO AG in Rothrist. The founding family runs the business in the 2nd generation.
In 2014 they build a completely new work shop. 38 employees work on ultra-modern machines and produce thousands parts year after year.
The high efficiency and work ethic of WIMO AG is very impressive. Since 2018 we are partners for production.
After the fully automatic cutting computer has cut out all parts, the nimble hands of Wimo employees print, iron and sew your Outdoor Pants in record time.
Your purchase is an important contribution to preserve this unique enterprise and its jobs. Thank you!
A legendary fabric
Or what Mount Everst has to do with Swiss textile craftsmanship...
For our outdoor trousers we use a fabric from the Zurich-based company Stotz: the Ventile 230 RCO. This fabric has a particularly exciting history that begins in England. Ventile is originally an English textile manufacturer that made a name for itself with extremely robust, weather-resistant fabrics for the pilots of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War. Mountaineers of the time also became aware of this extraordinary fabric and learned to appreciate its advantages. Sir Edmund Hillary, for example, wore an anorak on his first ascent of Mount Everest that was also made of a densely woven fabric from the Ventile company. As the textile industry in England slowly died out in the 1980s and 90s, Ventile lost important partners who dyed and finished their fabrics. To fill this gap, Ventile looks for new partners in Europe in the early 90s and ends up in Switzerland, with the Zurich company Stotz.
After several years of hard development work, these two companies together manage to establish the dyeing and finishing processes for Ventile's high-performance fabrics in Switzerland. In the following years, Stotz also gradually takes over the production of the Ventile fabrics and finally, in 2017, the complete brand. Unfortunately, since the closure of Jenny Fabrics in 2020, there is no longer a weaving mill that can produce the Stotz Ventile fabrics in Switzerland. The weaving therefore takes place in Egypt. In this way, the know-how of these traditional companies can be preserved and continued. But Stotz Ventile fabrics are still dyed and finished entirely in Switzerland.
Dyed in Herisau
Sustainably dyed and finished with over 200 years of know-how.
Cilander AG in Herisau looks back on more than 200 years of history and is today one of the largest textile finishing companies in Switzerland. Around 200 employees use the material, process, formulation and application know-how built up over the decades to ensure that some 20 million meters of fabric per year are given a beautiful color and certain additional functions, such as in this case a water-repellent effect.
Quality and sustainability are top priorities for AG Cilander. Thus, the innovative company from Appenzell is also certified according to many environmental standards and finishes our fabrics specifically in compliance with the strict Greenpeace Detox criteria.