The history of the brands Hocosa and Sawaco dates back in 1886, in the Swiss city of Winterthur. Since then the industrial reality and the brands that go with that have climbed through nearly 150 years, and crossed the threshold of the new millennium, always remaining in Switzerland, always taking the quality of the product as the compass of its journey. Since is very beginning, both Hocosa and Sawaco were associated to the finest Swiss textile industry, with a specific focus on underwear. We are proud that this history continues to our days and looks to the future with new ideas as well as strong roots.


A tight control on all the sourcing and manufacturing process aims to ensure the best quality of the raw materials used to craft our products. Our fabric is all purchased from certified supplers and every step in the process is carefully monitored. The production site of Hocosa is in Bedano, Switzerland. Switzerland is globally associated to concepts like quality, precision, reliability and we want these qualities to be perceived in our products.


Our products do not undergo any chemical or synthesis treatment. We select our raw materials in full respect of nature and environment: As an example, our wool is obtained only by manual sheep shearing. No mulesing is permitted. Much is said about the many BIO certifications that are around If the standing of a certification is linked on the difficulty imposed by achieving it, well GOTS deserves ist fame for being among the most reliable ones. It is not just the paperwork and the strict monitoring requested, but the substance behind it and the attention and the cure that -through regulations as well as through systematic auditing- the GOTS organization exercises on those who want to be certified. Hocosa is particularly proud to hold the GOTS certification since decades; our products in Wool/Wool-Silk/Wool-Silk-Cotton are all GOTS certified.