THE TEXTILE SECTOR
The booming Catalan textile industry grew in the midst of social movements: technological changes and political revolutions.
A PAIR OF ENTREPRENEURS
The couple María Bou and Antonio Guasch start up a small family business in textile finishes in the old industrial district of Poblenou.
MARÍA BOU: WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
María becomes one of the first women entrepreneurs of the time and of the sector after the death of her husband.
THE THIRD GENERATION
The family of Sintu Guasch and his wife, María Pubill, stand aside for the third generation of the company.
INNOVATIVE VOCATION AND CHARACTER
The couple’s oldest son, Sintu, picks up the baton and takes the company forward.
FROM BCN TO MONISTROL
The factory in Poblenou is too small. After checking out half of Catalonia, Monistrol is chosen as the most suitable site for the new factory.
INNOVATING IN TIMES OF CRISIS
With the explosion of Asian production the large Catalan textile colonies close down. The company decides to create the first seamless textile cloth in a roll on the market, to differentiate it from the others and thus overcome the serious crisis affecting the sector.
They begin with ROLLDRAP, the only cotton cloths on a roll aimed at the hotel and catering sector.
Then came the MY DRAP brand, the only single-use textile napkins and 100% cotton on the market, on a roll and seamless.
The different brands are grouped together under the name of TEXIA, a meeting point of innovation, quality and sustainability, factors that have characterised the company’s one hundred years in movement.
A few years later they present DAY DRAP, a unique product in the market that combines recycled cotton, seamless, with impermeable and non-slip layers.
TEXIA IN THE WORLD
Today, TEXIA exports 80% of its production and it MY DRAP brand is sold in PREMIUM shops all over the world and is present in the most emblematic hotels.