AvanG Schoenen

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN THE NETHERLANDS


‘AvanG’ short for Antoon van Gils, is an old shoe factory in Moergestel. ‘AvanG Schoenen’ made 50.000 pairs of shoes per year. 

In 1860 Antoon van Gils started his shoe business in Moergestel. The factory was taken over by Van Bommel in 2001. The 40 employees were relocated to the new Van Bommel factory outside the city. For six years the brand was still sold in selected shoe stores. Both companies specialize in chic men’s shoes, which they also sell internationally.

In 2007 Van Bommel stopped the production of AvanG shoes after almost 150 years. Although the AvanG Donkervoort shoe collection, named after the car brand, continues to exist today. I visited the old ‘AvanG Schoenen’ factory in 2007.

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