La Lainière Intexal

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN FRANCE

‘La Lainiere Intexal’ is a wool mill in the North of France owned by the Prouvost Group. Clothing of the brands Rodier, Korrigan and Stem were produced here.

The Romanian textile company Prouvost, world leader in spinning and weaving wool, is booming. They want to enlarge the knitwear department and is looking for available land. They found it in French city Cambrai. In 1956 Prouvost completed the construction of the factory, initially named ‘Jersey Diminués du Cambrésis’. Barely a year after the opening, the factory already had 300 workers. The company employed about 4.500 people at the height of its activity.

In 1969 a huge fire destroys a part of the factory. It took the firefighters at least two days to master it.

The factory situated in the center of Cambrai was abandoned in 2004 to move to a better location outside the city. The factory was used as a clothing outlet store for the last few years but was closed for good in 2004. These photos of ‘La Lainiere Intexal’ were taken in 2012.

Built 1956
Abandoned 2004
Burned down 2014
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