Philosophy

It is a matter of great importance for us to ensure the highest quality in every respect. The satisfaction of our clients and employees is our utmost concern.

First priority has a resource-gentle and local production. As far as possible, we let our fabrics produce in the near of St. Gallen and finishe in ancient companies of Appenzell.

Tradition

Okutex AG is a third-generation family business, lead by Matthias Heé. We are located directly at the main station of St. Gallen – in the middle of the heart of the beautiful city of textiles with ancient history.

We, like our ancestors before, focus on the development and sale of our produces. The bloom of the embroidery-industry started 1828 with the invention of the manual embroidery machine. Franz Mange bought two such machines and produced mechanical embroideries.

The 1856 built embroidery factory in St. Gallen Bruggen itself had temporarily 120 machines processing high-quality Swiss fabrics. About 1910 the embroidery production was with 18 percent the biggest export twig of the Swiss economy and over 50 percent of the worldwide production arose from St. Gallen.

The laces from St. Gallen are still a popular base for expensive creations – the haute couture of Paris for example.

Vision

Okutex is a creative, lively company which we aim to develop in a healthy and stable way in the exigent market of textiles.

Quality play a key role for us. Our fabrics meet the highest quality standards and are all produced in Europe, mostly in Switzerland.

Our Vision does not stop with our company. We would like to continue the ancient textile tradition of St. Gallen and we want to pass on our knowledge to the following generations. Essential is a firm belief in St. Gallen as the perfect location of the traditional textile industry.

Another essential point is a step into a more sustainable future. We will extend our assortment with organic fabrics to satisfy the demand of ecological products.