The textile industry has largely disappeared in the Netherlands and most western countries. If you don't make something distinctive, it's over. Because in the Netherlands, we have to rely on a unique product, a unique process and a unique story to stay relevant. We believe in strong relationships with our customers, allowing us to innovate together and make something special.
Six decades ago, in 1963 to be precise, Ab and Ans Smit started Stomerij Smit in two garage boxes on Aïdastraat in Amstelveen. Over the years, Smit grew into a dry cleaning with its own laundry and several branches in the Amsterdam region. Anyone could do the trick of dry cleaning, so Smit sunk on something new. All branches were sold and Smit moved into dyeing and bleaching textiles and stonewashing denim.
In 2002, son Erwin Smit took over his parents' business. However, the textile industry for clothing dyeing and washing disappeared abroad. Erwin managed to continue the business by focusing on dyeing and washing interior fabrics. We are now virtually the last textile dyeing company in the Netherlands.