K.A. Almgren silk factory & museum
Welcome to the silk factory !
still active silk factory that remains in the Nordic countries. Here, silk
fabrics and ribbons are woven on original machines in their original factory
environment from the 1860s. It is also a place for exhibitions and programs
where textiles run like a common thread. Here is where present and history
The silk factory started already in 1833, before the breakthrough of industrialism in Sweden, and its history shows the various phases and challenges of the Swedish textile industry right into our own time. It has always been a women's workplace. Today, almost no textiles are manufactured in Sweden. It is instead a source of income for women on the other side of the globe. The silk factory provides knowledge about the role of the textile and clothing industry in both Stockholm's history and in the emergence of modern society and shows women's participation in this development. To promote a more sustainable textile and clothing industry globally is a natural part of the silk factory's mission.
Dear visitors! The silk factory, exhibition and shop are temporarily closed to visitors due to covid restrictions. Welcome back when we open again!
Textile Trilogy - part 1 - Humankind
Contemporary textile art March 27 - May 15 2021
The exhibition is about the textile's references to human experiences. The exhibition shows works by Liisa Hietanen, Kari Steihaug, Anna Sjons Nilsson and Helen Heldt Hortlund.
Textile trilogy is a series of three exhibitions with Nordic contemporary artists in the textile field in a collaboration between Fiber Art Sweden and Silk Weaving. We plan for one exhibition a year for three years. The first exhibition will be shown March 27 - May 15, 2021 and will be installed on site but is available in digital form via our social media and website. As soon as the situation allows, we open for physical visits.
Information about program activities can be found here on our website and on Instagram and Facebook.
Guided tour on Instagram
Sonja Löfgren-Birch, one of the curators of the exhibition, has had live guided tours on Instagram.
You can see it here.
Almgren's washing soap
Our popular washing soap is our own product, specially developed for efficient and gentle washing of silk.
At the Silk Factory in 1943
Film in Swedish about Almgren's silk factory produced by the Swedish Film Industry.
The film is recorded in the silk factory and shows the production of silk fabrics and ribbons from threads to finished fabric. You will meet some of the women who worked at the factory and Holmberg who was a foreman until 1948. Photografer: Albert Rudling.