Beroemdheden zoals Lady Gaga en Michelle Obama dragen kleding die voortkomt uit de textielproductie van Oost-Zwitserland. De productrange van de textielindustrie loopt van Haute Couture tot architectuur.
St.Gallen is also known as a city of oriels. A total of 111 oriels have been preserved in this city. St.Gallen experienced an oriel construction boom between 1650 and 1720. In those years many of the oriels still existing today were built. Some of some have such interesting names as Camel Oriel, Pelican Oriel, Swan Oriel.