swela - we weave the future

swela is a Schmitz-Werke brand that represents textile engineering with the highest standards of quality, design and reliability.

The company has expanded over the years thanks to its distinctive style of research and development, allowing swela to stay one step ahead of the competition and develop innovative, pioneering fabrics – all with added value.

As a mid-sized family business the Schmitz-Werke manufacture all their products at their 118.000 m² plant in Emsdetten. The entire manufacturing process, from the yarn right through to the woven fabric, enables flexible methods of production which are tailored to the customer’s requirements.

With its reliable and repeatable work processes, swela is well placed, both nationally and internationally, to attain excellent proximity to customers.

swela Sonnenstoffe


Made from easy-care materials which not only offer perfect protection against harmful UV rays, glare and heat, but can also withstand heavy downpours.

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swela Spezialstoffe

Technical textiles

swela manufactures both standard and tailor-made technical textiles for its customers, based on many years of experience and technical expertise.

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swela Dekostoffe


maritime fabrics by swela combine markilux maritime`s many years of experience in developing high-tech fabrics for sun protection with the special requirements of seafaring taken into account.

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swela Dekostoffe


Upholstery has to be very robust simply because it is in constant use. This is particularly true for outdoor upholstery as it has to deal with the addition of UV rays and humidity, as well as a whole host of microorganisms.

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