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The beginning...

It was in 1903 that Hendrik Slabbinck began a specialised embroidery workshop in Bruges, the Art Studio Slabbinck. The workshop quickly grew into a company with a worldwide reputation for manufacturing liturgical garments, altar linen and pennants. To get through the difficult period during WWII and to ensure that the staff were not transported to labour camps, Hendrik Slabbinck and his son Maurice set their employees to making embroidery copies of works by the Flemish Primitive artists Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. These copies are kept today in the family archive.


At present 41 ladies are active in our workshop in Brugge. We keep on investing in people and believe that no machine can make what a hand can create. We of course also offer machine embroidery to meet all the budgets and requests from our customers. Continuity is our secret, so we keep on focussing on our passion for confection in service of liturgy.


No futuristic dreams about automisation for us, we highly believe and are passioned about the custom work that is done by hand here in Brugge. The quality and service that we offer is bespoke and customer oriented. We look forward to serving you for many more years to come!
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