Slovenija; Osrednjeslovenska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13.9 - Manufacture of other textiles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Textile manufacturer Svilanit, based in Kamnik, is to go into liquidation with a loss of all 250 employees. The company produces a broad variety of textile products, like towels, bathroom rugs, bathrobes, bedding, bedspreads, sheets, blankets, ties, fashion accessories etc. The existing majority owner of the company, who is also its manager, decided to liquidate the company, which means that all the employees will lose jobs. The dismissal of workers will begin in April and will last until the end of 2009. The existing owner bought the company in early 2008. She says that circumstances were totally different then, but even at that time it was obvious that a textile production in the present location is not viable in the long run. The idea was to keep the production on the existing location by 2011. In the circumstances of economic downturn, the situation worsened dramatically and liquidation is the only option.


  • 20 March 2009: Delo


Eurofound (2009), Svilanit, Bankruptcy in Slovenia, factsheet number 68523, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68523.