Mission Statement

The Zurich Silk Association (ZSIG) is an association of active and former companies from Zurich’s silk industry. It was founded in 1854 and is thus one of Switzerland’s oldest trade associations.

Through to the 20th century the silk industry was one of Switzerland’s most important commercial sectors. Today, only a few companies are still active and manufacture special products. The ZSIG represents the interests of the Swiss silk industry and coordinates its activities with Swiss Textiles, the Swiss textile industry federation, and European partner organisations.

Since 2001 the ZSIG has promoted high quality projects with a reference to Zurich’s silk industry. The available funds are employed in a targeted fashion, in particular to preserve knowledge in the field of silk and make it available for future generations.