Siluet, the manufacturing plant for the Ukrainian Society for the Deaf in L’viv, saw their gamble pay off. The former shelter for the deaf built by benefactors in L’viv almost 120 years ago is now an example of how disability can be successfully included within a textile manufacturing environment. Established in 1939, the company was named the “L’viv’s number one educational and manufacturing company” by the Ukrainian Society for the Deaf.
Today the company employs 150 staff, of whom 80 have a disability (deaf-mute). The production site enjoys the status of socially responsible enterprise in Ukraine. The company’s primary aim is the aural and occupational rehabilitation of employees with hearing difficulties. A social component has been developed to assist staff with disabilities in their daily life.