The old Can Marfà factory was a hub for the city’s knitting and hosiery industry and, as a building, is one of the most outstanding testimonies to Mataró’s industrial heritage. This late-nineteenth-century industrial site is made up of two three-storey warehouses connected by bridges. A chimney located between the warehouses completes the construction.
Currently, the small warehouse is home to the branch of Mataró Museum dedicated to the city’s cultural heritage from the knitting and hosiery industry. This part contains the Fundació Jaume Vilaseca collection, one of the most unique displays of industrial heritage in Catalonia.
Mataró, a textile capital is the permanent exhibition that explains, from a multidisciplinary point of view, the past, present and future of the knitting and hosiery industry in Mataró and Catalonia, through over one hundred pieces from the Jaume Vilaseca collection (machinery, clothing, advertising, tools and documents).