Less known than the Belgian iron and steel industry, the textile industry was although as well important, particularly in the region of Liège. From the 18th century until 1914, the spinning and weaving of wool for drapery made the fortune of Verviers and surrounding communities. The success of the wool from Verviers was mainly due to the properties of the water coming from the river. This industry declined after the Second World War. Following scientific advances and the discovery of new chemical processes, wool can now be produced anywhere in the world. Today, the majority of textile industries in the Verviers region have disappeared while a few are still waiting to be destroyed … Among them this impressive factory.

ℹ️ Current state: razed

General condition

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