In 1929, John Matouk founded a company whose mission was to give Americans ready access to the world’s most luxurious linens. Mr. Matouk, who was born in Damascus as the son of a fine jeweler, understood the principles of meticulous workmanship and good taste. As a young man, he immigrated to Italy where he learned the fine linens business, gaining particular expertise in the intricate lace and handwork that were very much part of the tradition there. Finally, he fulfilled his life-long dream to go to the United States, bringing with him trunks of exquisite fabrics and cloths that he sold to the finest stores.
During World War II, with his supply lines from Europe cut off, Mr. Matouk moved his production to the U.S. He located his factory and offices in Manhattan where they remained until 1985 when his son, George Sr., moved the factory to Fall River, Massachusetts.
“Over the past 80 years, the Matouk name has become synonymous with John Matouk’s uncompromising values: insistence on the highest quality and a passion for luxury. Today John Matouk’s grandson, George Matouk Jr., represents the company’s third generation of family stewardship. Under his leadership, the company remains committed to designing and manufacturing the world’s best-made and best-loved linens for its passionate and discerning clientele around the world.”