1898 De Witte Lietaer was founded
In 1898 Zeno De Witte and Leonie Lietaer started a workshop for flax weaving: De Witte Lietaer was born.
The founders of the company, as well as the many generations of workers and employers who succeeded them, have transformed De Witte Lietaer into a textile company renowned for its quality products, knowhow and perseverance.
1900 one of the most well-known Jacquard weavers
In 1900 the company had 9 weaving looms and before World War I, De Witte Lietaer was already one of the most important Jacquard weavers in the world. (1350 employees and 750 weaving looms).
1983 De Witte Lietaer receives the Oscar for Belgian Export
1989 De Witte Lietaer is part of Gamma Holding
2004 The company was divided in two divisions
– the Division De Witte Lietaer “Industries”, specialised in manufacturing and knitting fibers for the automotive industry;
– the Division De Witte Lietaer “Style in Textiles”, specialised in the manufacturing of household linens.
2006 De Witte Lietaer International Textiles
The Gamma Holding sold the division -specialized in household linens- to the group HDM Finance and the company name was changed to De Witte Lietaer International Textiles. HDM Finance is the holding company covering: Tissage Denantes, Garnier Thiebaut, Mulliez-Flory, IME Mulliez and De Witte Lietaer. The owner and president of this company is Hervé de Montclos. This French textile group manufactures and distributes household linen and furnishing fabrics to institutions, hotels, restaurants, laundry companies and retailers all over the world. The turnover of this group is about €135 million.
2008 Take-over Maes Textiles nv
In 2008 De Witte Lietaer International Textiles took over the company Maes Textiles nv based in Waregem, also a household linen manufacturer.
2013 Take-over Byttebier Home Textiles
De Witte Lietaer integrates Byttebier Home Textiles in its activities; a Textile trading company which is mainly focused on distribution and the production of bath linens.
De Witte Lietaer operates in the hospitality, project market, retail and contract markets. Our headquarters are situated in Belgium (Lauwe) and we have our own production unit in Turkey.
Our reference list includes well known international hotels, restaurants and industrial laundries. We mainly export our products to Western Europe: Benelux, France, Germany, Spain and partly to the Middle East.
The company offers a diverse assortment of bath, table, kitchen and bed linen collections for all kinds of retailers such as department stores, boutiques and specialist shops.
SLOTS PURETextiles stands for a Belgian and an extremely durable top quality.
SLOTS PURETextiles has since its establishment in 1990 grown into a flexible and modern production facility in hotel linen. Combining comfort and design in both shape and color we pamper customers far beyond our borders.
This is the reason ‘Pure’ refers to a quality collection with natural appearance, ease of maintenance, and special attention for sustainability. Thus, 40% of our electricity is being generated by the solar panels on our roof, the use of LED lamps was optimised and we work only with partners with a OEKO-TEX certificate.
The origins of the Mirabel Slabbinck brand date back to 1903, the year Hendrik Slabbinck, skilled gold embroiderer, started his workshop in Bruges, Belgium. The Slabbinck family has worked to make the company an international reference for liturgical vestments. The fourth generation decided to diversify into home linens. Their craftsmanship, eye for detail and service-minded company culture got noticed by the finest interior designers and architects. Today Mirabel Slabbinck offers a collection of refined bed, bath and table linens of the highest quality and realises bespoke projects all over the world.
About Mirabel Slabbinck
As a child I spent hours exploring my father’s workshop, where my great-grandfather laid the foundation of our family business. I still find it to be one of the most exciting places I know. It’s where our designs and creations come alive in the hands of our talented craftsmen. Working with the finest materials, seeking inspiration in nature when creating new collections, going the extra mile to service our demanding clientèle, having the chance to realise bespoke projects. Applying and fine-tuning century-old techniques to create contemporary beauty and comfort with exceptional linens and cottons is, and will always be, our pride and pleasure.I feel thankful to write a new chapter in our rich family history.
In addition to our classic and contemporary collections we specialise in bespoke projects ranging from private homes to yachts and aircraft interiors. Every item we produce is handmade in our workshop in Bruges, even the standard collection. With over a century of experience, and with the help of our dedicated team of skilled craftsmen, we can guarantee items of the highest quality while respecting timely deliveries all over the world.