Retorderie François Schoeters

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN BELGIUM


‘Retorderie François Schoeters’ is an abandoned spinning mill in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

The first cotton factory on this site was built in 1880. In 1903 François Schoeters opened his spinning mill. In 1920 the factory was expanded with a dyeing and cotton trade. Since 1964 Schoeters is merged with the ‘NV Tissages Bruggeman’.

Spinning mill and textile dye factory Schoeters stopped after 120 years because of the upcoming textile factories from Asia with their cheap prices.

In the early years about 140 people were employed by the textile factory. In 1964 Schoeters had only 75 employees and at the day of the closing only 18 people were left. I visited ‘Retorderie François Schoeters’ in 2009.

Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
Retorderie François Schoeters
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