The family


The founder of Aspens and Hotell Syfabrikens Grandfather

Helge Asp left his hometown Ulricehamn in the early 1940s to study at the academy of cutting and men’s tailoring in Stockholm. On his spare time he made sure to also study women's cutting and tailoring. It would turn out to be a good idea, as women's clothing later became the company's main production. In the mid-50s, Helge and his wife Inga developed their own brand - Aspens. It quickly became popular among Sweden's well-dressed women.


In 1946, Helge moved to Falköping and started on a small scale with five employees.

He joined several companies in the area and soon had to expand with more staff and larger premises. In the mid-1950s Helge and his wife Inga invested in their own brand - Aspens. Classic ladies fashion with quality and good fit for the mature woman. The Aspens brand quickly became popular with Sweden's well-dressed ladies and again, larger premises were needed.


In 1961, Aspen's confectionery factory was built, the premises in which we are now located. In 1963 and 1965 additional extensions were made by the factory. In 1978 a yarn warehouse, a model department and a garage for trucks were built. Two years later, a larger printing plant and finished warehouse were built.


Aspens manufactured women's clothing for many years. All parts were made in the factory, from yarn to finished garments. Here were knitting, cutting, printing, design, pattern construction and sewing. They also provided for their own stock and distribution of the finished garments.

Helge invented his own size range which he named the 20 series. The size range took into account the mature woman's body shape, as women perhaps becomes slightly wider around the hips over the years. In 1961, Aspen's factory was built, the premises in which we are now located. Everything from yarn to finished garments were made in the factory. Aspens made four collections per year that were sold to customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. At the most the factory produced about 250 garments per hour, 2000 garments per day and 500,000 garments per year.


We are the third generation Asp working in the building today.

When we started the hotel, we quickly knew what we wanted it to look like. We wanted to use the premises in a productive way and at the same time let the walls tell their story.

We took advantage of talents and creativity we found among our family members. Both interior designers and craftsmen were in the family and we all had experience from tourism and hotel business. This combination proved to be just right for starting up Hotel Syfabriken.

We took advantage of talents and creativity we found among our family members. Both interior designers and craftsmen were in the family and we all had experience from tourism and hotel business. This combination proved to be just right for starting up Hotel Syfabriken.

We want to offer our guests comfortable accommodations and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Taking over our grandfathers premises felt like a great honor and we want to manage the heritage carefully but also in a way that suits our time.

Together with our guests we write new history.

Welcome to Hotell Syfabriken!