Our company in a nutshell
MONKS BROS. started its activities as a cotton weaving mill in 1834 in Pendlebury, UK. The textile crisis at the beginning of the 20th century forced the owners to move the mill to Kortrijk, Belgium. In 1920 they started the production in their brand new Belgian factory.
After heavy bombing during WW II, only the mattress ticking weaving division was still standing. that’s why they decided to specialize in the weaving of mattress ticking.
In 1992, the new owner changed the original name into MONKS INTERNATIONAL NV. The production facility moved from Kortrijk to Oostrozebeke. The new mill was the first in the industry to be fully equipped with air-jet looms. This new weaving technology made MONKS INTERNATIONAL NV the ticking mill with the fastest delivery time and partner response par excellence. This service proved to be very much appreciated and soon the newly built mill turned out to be too small. Finally, in 2000 the factory has been moved to its current facility In Wielsbeke.
Our fabrics are based on a lot of knowledge on synthetic filament yarns and textile applications. Oostrotex, our sister company, is specialized in the production of polypropylene yarns.
Within the polypropylene multifilament yarns, they produce both continuous filament yarn and air textured yarns in a wide range of colors.
With respect to the special yarns we work in close cooperation with innovative companies that produce high-quality yarns.
Our fully robotized yarn dyehouse guarantees color consistency of all dyed yarns used in our weaving and knitting production.
Certain special effects cannot be achieved through yarn dyeing. In our fabric dyehouse we have the possibility to give our woven and knitted fabrics a very particular look, feel and characteristic.
Monks International NV not only dyes yarns and fabrics for own use. We are also supplying to other weaving and knitting mills.
Monks International NV is the only supplier to the mattress industry with a 200 year expertise in the weaving of mattress ticking.
Our jacquard equipped air-jet looms allow us to incorporate logos, names or brands into a design chosen from one of our 30.000 ticking designs on file or to be incorporated in a custom-made design.
Furthermore, we can offer a broad range of full width upholstery type woven fabrics to be used for upholstering the bed base and headboard.