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Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Knit Fabric

Textile sector demonstration in Mataró

Textile sector demonstration in Mataró
1978
Enric Quintana
Mataró Municipal Archive/Quintana Fund

Textile sector demonstration in Mataró

1978

Enric Quintana

Mataró Municipal Archive/Quintana Fund

The oil crises in the 1970s (1973 and 1979) had a significant impact on the knitwear industry, with rising production costs, a fall in domestic demand and losses of profits. As a result, many industrialists opted for significant reductions in their workforces in order to reduce costs. All of this led to major job losses. The protests and demonstrations by the textile worker collective failed to put an end to the layoffs and the closure of many companies within the sector.

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