Cemar Lavoir de Laines

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN BELGIUM


‘Cemar Lavoir de Laines’ is an abandoned wool washery in Zulte, Belgium. The factory was owned by Cecil Martens, hence the company name Cemar.

This industrial wool washery, or in French: lavoir de laines, stopped its work in 2004. They could not compete against the cheap labour countries like China. The 40 employees lost their job. The machines are still in its place during my visit. All covered in dust and slowly rusting away. Here the fresh shaven wool was washed to a clean wool product that was transported to the clothing companies.

The house of the managing director next door was also abandoned, see my report here. I took these photos of ‘Cemar Lavoir de Laines’ in 2008.

Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Cemar Lavoir de Laines
Don`t copy text!