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02.11.2022 The new standard for textile innovations

Schoeller Textil AG sharpens its sustainability focus and unveils holistic rebranding efforts.

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22.10.2021 Schoeller Protection Textiles

Reliable protection in any situation

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27.08.2021 Overview Schoeller Bike Collection Summer 2023

Like a second skin – sustainable high-tech textiles from Switzerland

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23.07.2021 Symbiosis of function and uncompromising sustainability

Highlights Schoeller Performance Fabric Collection Summer 2023

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22.07.2021 ecorepel® Dry Cleaning Resistant

Ecological water repellency that is PFC-free AND dry cleaning resistant

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14.07.2021 Change in leadership at Schoeller Textil AG

CEO Siegfried Winkelbeiner is moving into a well-deserved retirement.

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31.03.2021 Schoeller trusts in solar energy

2,838 solar modules produce sustainable energy.

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15.03.2021 Schoeller textiles on the podium at the 2021 World Championship

65 top athletes wore Schoeller high-tech fabrics during Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championship competitions

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28.01.2021 Fairly produced, multifunctional and uncompromisingly sustainable

Schoeller Performance Fabrics Winter 2022-23 Collection Highlights

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23.12.2020 Better sleep with MEY nightwear and energear™-technology

Underwear and loungewear specialist MEY announces the launch of its product series "Zzzleepwear”

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26.10.2020 Highlights Schoeller Summer 2022: Knitted Fabric Collection

Sustainable insulation, reflective and abrasion-resistant protection and dyeable polyester

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01.10.2020 Fine natural fibers with sustainable function

Overview Schoeller Summer 2022 Fabric Collection – Focus on Lifestyle

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22.07.2020 Elastic, functional and uncompromisingly sustainable

Schoeller Summer 2022 Fabric Collection Highlights – Action Focus

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26.01.2020 All-in-one garments feature 3XDRY® textile technology

Garments demand more versatility

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22.01.2020 Overview Schoeller Winter 2021/22 – Focus on Lifestyle

Sophisticated comfort with sustainable function

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21.01.2020 Overview Winter 2021/22 – Focus on Cosmopolitan

Sustainable performance with a clear design language

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20.01.2020 Overview Schoeller 2021-22 Winter – Focus on Action

Responsibly-produced, high-tech textiles from Switzerland

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14.01.2020 A smart alliance against the cold

in an exclusive partnership, Telekom, AlphaTauri and Schoeller are launching the Heatable Capsule Collection

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12.12.2019 Outlier Introduces Technical Jacket with aerobrane

Lightweight Rainshell Built around Schoeller’s Air-Circulating Membrane for Extreme, Breathable Comfort Launches December 12

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30.10.2019 camoshield and Phantomleaf:

Ultimate camouflage at any time of day and against any background

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30.10.2019 Product development Richa

Belgian and Dutch motorcycle police place their faith in Schoeller textiles

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30.08.2019 Overview Summer Knitted Fabrics Collection

Structured lightness, reflective protection and sustainable, recycled qualities

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04.07.2019 Focus on Lifestyle

Playful lightness with sustainable function

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28.06.2019 Focus on action

Interplay of natural looks and sustainable technologies

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28.06.2019 Focus on Cosmopolitan

Sustainable fabrics and technologies for a sporty-chic everyday look

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06.05.2019 E-textiles as a textile paradigm shift

In the E-textiles category, Schoeller Textil AG focused on system solutions for holistic, active AC-ventilation.

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29.03.2019 NanoSphere® Plus

New technology: NanoSphere® Plus protects against fingerprints and dirt

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26.03.2019 Overview Winter 2021 Knitted Fabric Collection

Structure, colour, metallic sheen and sustainability

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25.03.2019 Hollywood-worthy wow pieces with Schoeller textiles

workwear couture® from engelbert strauss

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25.01.2019 Overview Schoeller Winter 2021 Fabric Collection – Focus on Lifestyle

Linen blends – thermoregulating, antibacterial and naturally chic

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24.01.2019 Overview Schoeller Winter 2021 Fabric Collection – Focus on Cosmopolitan

Recycled wool, bio technologies and climate membrane: For sporty, stylish everyday wear with built-in function

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22.01.2019 Overview Schoeller Winter 2021 Fabric Collection – Focus on Action

Deep sheen, brilliant colouring and genuine upcycled products

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27.08.2018 CREATING THE FUTURE SINCE 1868

Schoeller Celebrates 150 Years of Textile History and Successful Research in Performance Textiles

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07.07.2018 Cosmopolitan

the art of living an urban lifestyle in cosmopolitan apparel

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06.07.2018 Technically inspired natural fibres

Overview Schoeller Textile Collection Summer 2020 – Focus Lifestyle

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05.07.2018 knitted fabric - Summer Collection 2020

Pleasant cooling effect, outstanding wicking qualities and super-light weather protection

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15.06.2018 coldblack®

coldblack®: Schoeller cooperates with Südwolle Group

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14.06.2018 Overview Textile Collection Summer 2020 – Focus Outdoor

Schoeller champions sustainability for textiles and technologies

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09.01.2018 Focus Lifestyle

Metallic sheen and concealed safety

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08.01.2018 Focus Outdoor

Natural heat retention thanks to Nilit® Heat yarn made of coffee bean shells

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17.08.2017 Natural fibres, bio technologies and climate comfort

Today, fashion no longer dictates but inspires personal style preferences.

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18.07.2017 Overview eschler®, a schoeller® brand Knitted Fabric Collection

Non-slip function, comfort compression and exciting structures

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18.07.2017 Fabric Collection– Focus Lifestyle

Metallic sheen, sporty elegance and concealed function

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12.06.2017 Schoeller develops a revolutionary fabric construction for Mammut

Purist Aesthetics with Seamless Comfort

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11.06.2017 Debut of Taurex® technology

on Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 at the Outdoor Tradefair in Friedrichshafen. Taurex® is a development from Red Bull and Schoeller Textil AG.

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11.06.2017 X4zol™-J from Lubrizol

Schoeller presents its first fabrics with X4zol™-J from Lubrizol

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09.06.2017 Fabric Collection Focus Outdoor

Sustainable and dramatically colored through and through

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30.03.2017 Smart Textiles of the Future

Heatable e-soft-shell by the meter and electro-osmotic membranes

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05.02.2017 Industry leaders launch HYDRO_BOT

Five textile industry leaders have joined forces to launch HYDRO_BOT, a new revolutionising technology for moisture management.

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28.01.2017 New PFC-free Schoeller technologies based on renewable primary products

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18.01.2017 The new trench with bio technology

What we wear is no longer dictated by fashion; rather it is a question of personal preference.

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22.03.2016 Partnership with SSZ Camouflage

Schoeller Textil AG has become the worldwide exclusive licence holder (except for the US) of the patented, multispectral camouflage technology for action forces from SSZ

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ceo Schoeller Textil AG, the Swiss textile and technology company, announces a shift in leadership as Joachim Kath takes over as CEO.  Following a 10-year career at the global textile solutions brand known for its innovative technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies for more than 150 years, CEO Siegfried Winkelbeiner is moving into a well-deserved retirement later this month. Joachim Kath, who comes from the chemical industry, has been working closely with Winkelbeiner as COO at Schoeller for the past year and a half.  
 

The retiring CEO Siegfried Winkelbeiner (on the right) sums up his Schoeller era in one sentence: “Throughout the years, we have compared Schoeller to a ship under sail and have had to weather many a stormy challenge.” The team successfully pulled together and has been able to strengthen the company’s reputation as an innovation leader. On more than one occasion, exciting collaborative projects with both existing and new customers opened up previously-uptapped business fields and markets. Under the management of Siegfried Winkelbeiner, Schoeller has successfully weathered even the enormous appreciation of the Swiss franc and the current pandemic. His primary focus has always been to create a working environment in which staff and management have the opportunity to exercise their talents and skills for the benefit of the Schoeller Group.

The transition comes after long-term planning. Since February 2020, and in close partnership with Siegfried Winkelbeiner, Joachim Kath (on the left) has been preparing as Schoeller COO to take over its management. Joachim Kath originally comes from Flensburg (DE) and, following his studies of Chemical Engineering in Karlsruhe, shaped his professional career in the chemical industry with Ciba (-Geigy) / BASF in Basel (CH). His career over 30 years has incorporated engineering, production and marketing & sales in diverse management
functions – in a wide range of business segments for various industries and areas of application around the globe. Joachim Kath spent 12 years of his career dedicated to textile finishing, with a period of intensive travel in Asia and a 3-year stay in the USA. Asked how he sees himself, Joachim Kath said: “The common thread running through all my assignments and business activities is process orientation, interest in new paths, and an instinct for what is feasible – with the goal of achieving customer benefits and satisfaction. Kath aims to ensure that Schoeller can continue to face the challenges of changing market requirements with outstanding and exceptional products, while evolving and innovating to stay ahead of consumer needs for the future.  High performance capability, sustainable product development, premium quality, reliability, productivity, and keeping the customer as the central focus of all activities continue as essential keys to Schoeller’s continued business success.

The two CEOs know one another well from their previous work and from joint international projects at Ciba-Geigy and BASF. Joachim Kath regards it as a privilege to be able to continue writing the story of Schoeller’s success and to be able to build on Siegfried Winkelbeiner’s multi-facetted initiatives and extraordinarily close customer relations in so many market segments, geographic locations and projects. Living up to this is simultaneously a challenge and an inspiration.


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performance_221 In Schoeller Summer 2023, the focus is on fairly-produced, multifunction textiles with environmentally-friendly finishes and exciting membrane technologies, as well as long-lasting products with recycled or bio-based components. These responsibly-produced innovations are part of Schoeller’s new biocosmo line, symbolizing sustainability and responsible innovations in combination with high-tech performance.
 

E-SPINNING AEROBRANE
biocosmo sets a clear and specific focus within the Schoeller Performance Collection: extraordinary sustainability. The innovative schoeller®-allweather three-layer fabric combines sustainability with functionality. Produced under fair conditions, the light outdoor and urban weight makes an impression with the new, highly-breathable aerobrane weather protection and ecological elements: It consists mainly of a high-quality, recycled polyamide in combination with the new E-Spinning membrane and is finished with Schoeller’s water-repelling ecorepel® Bio technology that is based on renewable raw materials.
 
BIONIC C_CHANGE
Outstanding wind and weather protection is also offered in the elastic schoeller®-allweather fabrics with a bionic c_change® climate membrane, which actively reacts to the ambient temperature. As ideal travelling companions made of recycled polyester in an elegant twill quality in a vivid violet shade. A heavy ottoman quality, also featuring PFC-free ecorepel® Bio technology, is made of recycled polyamide and recycled elastan, providing outstanding tear resistance when an extra portion of protection is required.

RECYCLED CONTENT
Freedom of movement, sustainability and high-energy colors characterize the 2-way stretch schoeller®-dryskin with recycled polyester and ecological ecorepel® Bio technology. Excellent moisture transport and reliable abrasion resistance make it ideal for all kinds of active sports. The pastel shades of the sturdy schoeller®-dynamic outdoor or accessory fabric lend it a certain lightness and an understated look. Recycled polyamide, recycled elastane and environment-friendly water repellence thanks to ecorepel® Bio finish make it sustainable through and through.


BIO-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
The elastic schoeller®-shape cotton blend with recycled polyamide is perfect for the golf course, but also ideal for an urban environment. The natural, light, two-tone effect is reminiscent of worn denim, and the 3XDRY® Bio technology finishes the pants fabric with bio-based feelgood technology. The ultra-light schoeller®-softight ripstop with organic camouflage print produces a semitransparent, downproof jacket shell. Made of 100 percent recycled polyamide and is finished with ecorepel® Bio technology, it too takes its place in the biocosmo portfolio.


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The new standard for textile innovations

Schoeller Textil AG sharpens its sustainability focus and unveils holistic rebranding efforts

Long before sustainability became a trend in the textile industry, Schoeller Textil AG, which has been innovating technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies for more than 150 years, made it its mission to develop textile innovations in harmony with nature. Now the company is undergoing an extensive rebranding, whilst unveiling its strong brand foundation in the process. The result embodies the newly defined guiding principle of “Textile Intelligence” - the development and successful implementation of innovative textiles and intelligent textile technologies.

Innovations in the textile industry must meet requirements on several levels – offering both new and optimized solutions to sociological, ecological, and economic challenges of our time. Creating this holistic added value is firmly rooted in the Schoeller brand origin and is still the top priority in textile product development today. The brand essence has thus remained the same, but it has been embodied anew.

“At the beginning of the rebranding process, it was clear to us we had to root ourselves in (Swiss) tradition in order to fully realize Schoeller’s entire brand potential and successfully explore new, digital paths,” said Antonio Gatti Balsarri, Schoeller chief commercial officer.

“The goal of the rebranding is to communicate our traditional brand values in a completely new brand presence. The result was a sharpened brand profile, a clear brand strategy and tonality, as well as a clean, modern corporate design. We will specifically address our sustainability commitment through the expansion of digital touchpoints, their cross-media use, and an increased online presence. Simplified, straightforward, sustainable - in accordance with our greatest source of inspiration: nature.”

TRANSPARENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Paramount to Schoeller’s corporate identity is the full disclosure of brand principles and transparency around all business divisions. A simplified logo design was established by reducing logo elements and colors for a modern look and feel that can be produced in a much more resource-efficient manner. Schoeller’s new brand mantra of “Textile Intelligence” speaks to its company mission of more than 150 years.

Schoeller has been a bluesign system partner from the very beginning and uses the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) to assess sustainable performance. In addition to environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes and careful material selection, the highest quality and sustainability standards in production also mean guaranteeing fair working conditions. Schoeller follows a Code of Conduct that guarantees transparent production chains, environmental protection, and fair working conditions.

“Zero Textile Waste” becomes a targeted brand strategy.

While the production of textiles and textile technologies is continuously being optimized to preserve resources, the manufacturing processes are often costly and complex. To this end, Schoeller offers new approaches to efforts around Zero Waste in the industry. Its new online shop, “Schoeller re-Fabric” sells textile remnants from production directly to designers and smaller productions to increase its overall production volume efficiency and avoid textile waste.

COBRANDING – the Schoeller brand enhances its innovative image as a textile supplier for collaborating partners. 

The use of Schoeller textiles and innovative textile technologies offers international textile manufacturers and designers such as Alberto, Alpha Tauri, Descente, Fila, Jack Wolfskin, Ortovox, Pikeur and Tracksmith a unique opportunity to combine highly functional features with design. For Schoeller, the focus is on strengthening our brand partners’ consumer offerings around sustainability and quality while collaboratively making important strides together toward an improved path for our industry’s future.

ABOUT SCHOELLER

Schoeller Textil AG is a textile manufacturer with headquarters in Switzerland, a subsidiary in Balingen, Germany, and sales offices in Istanbul, Newburyport, Mass., Seoul, Tokyo, Navi Mumbai, and Hong Kong. The company’s headquarters in Sevelen is home to a total of 200 people, 30 percent of whom work in the research and development department.

The company was founded in 1868 and specializes in textile innovations and the sustainable development and production of high-quality textiles and textile technologies, which lead the global niche markets. In product development, Schoeller has always focused on individual customer needs in order to create the best product solutions with added value for customers and the environment. In this way, the company contributes to a sustainable textile future together with its international partners.

Performance

Our textiles guarantee maximum comfort for personal peak performance in any situation.

Innovation

Our aspiration is to create genuine product innovations that offer added value for our customers and for nature - optimized, sustainable, and versatile.

Swissness

For our daily work, our Swiss roots mean absolute precision, resource-saving manufacturing processes, and a deep connection with nature.
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