Siluet, the garment factory of the Ukrainian Society of the Deaf, based in Lviv, Ukraine, has successfully taken up the challenge. This former home for the deaf, built by Lviv patrons almost 120 years ago, has become an example of the successful integration of disability into a textile manufacturing company. Founded in 1939, the factory was named "No. 1 Educational and Industrial Enterprise of the Ukrainian Society of the Deaf in Lviv".
Today, the company has 150 employees, including over 80 with disabilities (deaf-mute). The production site holds the status of a socially responsible company in Ukraine, and the company's main aim is the auditory and professional rehabilitation of employees with hearing problems. A social program has been developed to support disabled employees in their day-to-day work.