Tag Archive | spinning

Filature EDP (Belgium)

The filature was built in 1895 and later on, in 1926, a spinning mill was added. The last expansion to the factory was built in 1964. The spinning mill went bankrupt in 1976 and the whole factory had to close its doors in 1982.

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Filature N (Belgium)

Abandoned textile factory and spinning mill. This immense factory was famous for its industrial carpet production. When the overarching textile group that this factory belonged to went bankrupt several years ago, hundreds of workers lost their jobs.

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OCU (Belgium)

Abandoned spinning & weaving mill. This factory once belonged to one of Belgium’s major textile groups, which at a certain point in time employed more than 10.000 people. This textile group was established around WW1 when a noble family, several financial institutions and a couple of weaving mills decided to join hands. However, a drastic internal restructuring which took place a couple of years ago, rendered the factory superfluous and – as a consequence – it was left abandoned.

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Filature Beernaerts (Belgium)

Abandoned spinning mill.

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Filature De Leie (Belgium)

Abandoned spinning mill in a region that used to be the heart of the textile industry in Belgium.

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KTM (Belgium)

Settled in the textile center of Belgium, the ‘Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij’ once had 800 employees. The oldest buildings of KTM date back to 1950 whilst some halls were added in the 70’s. In 2001 the company went bankrupt and the factory became abandoned.

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Entrepôt Simonis (Belgium)

Old abandoned warehouse of the big Simonis wool-spinning factory. Nowadays the Simonis brand is well known for its high quality billiard cloth.

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