In search of textile factories
Discover the magic of the textile industry, which made its mark not only on the local architecture but the life in the city as well. We will introduce you to the tradition of the textile industry in the city and the entire region, you will take a look at the places connected with the production of textiles and clothing in Frýdek-Místek, you will learn about the industrial architecture, hear stories of factory owners and workers or try the oldest method of printing fabrics.
We will introduce you to the tradition of the textile industry in the city and the entire region, you will enter 3 Slezan buildings connected with the production of textiles and clothing in Frýdek-Místek (the main headquarters, weaving mill, spinning mill), you will see several museum artefacts, you will experience a typical Slezan work shift, you will admire the industrial architecture and hear stories of factory owners and workers.
Thanks to this unusual guided tour, which is part of the Technotrasa project, you will learn about the life and times of both sides of the coin. Both the life of the workers, without whom the factories could not have functioned, and the owners themselves, without whom they could not have been established.
The textile industry in the whole region has a long-standing tradition, which reaches back much further than the 16th century, when the clothmakers' guilds in both towns received articles from their superiors.
The loom or spinning wheel was part of most households; while in the summer months the farmers were busy with seasonal work in the fields, during the winter, it was the textile industry they busied themselves with. Finished products were sold at annual markets or bought from small village weavers by traders.
The emergence of textile factories in Frýdek and Místek in the 19th century helped shape the development of both cities just as it had done in the century following their nationalisation and merger of the newly formed Slezské Bavlnářské Závody.
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