1834: Family Company in United Kingdom
Before its current status of a fabric knitter and weaver, Monks underwent some serious internal changes since its establishment in 1834. Monks Bros., as it was originally called, started off as a family company in Pendlebury, UK. The cotton weaving mill moved to the main land in 1920, when it settled down in Belgium to continue its original activities.
1944: Bombing Leads to Specialisation
Like many Belgian factories, Monks Bros. was bombed during World War II. Impoverished times lead the company to continue working with what was left. As the only department standing was that of mattress ticking, Monks decides to specialise in weaving mattress ticking.
2000: Going Global with Monks International
Fifty years and two moves later, Monks Bros. finally settled into its current production facility. Explicitly focusing on the global market, the company changed its name to Monks International and expanded its product range with knitted fabrics.
Today: Vertical Integration and Part of Textile Group
Today, Monks has every step of its production process in-house. Creating value is our goal in every step we take, whether it be design, technology or service. As part of Love Home Fabrics, quality label that brings together eleven interior textile brands worldwide, we aim to make a home of every house.