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In 1844, Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen, often referred to as Pieter 2, took over his father’s cotton printing mill in Helmond, The Netherlands. Two years later, he renamed it P.F. van Vlissingen & Co., now known as Vlisco.Learn more
Vlisco designs aim to be as versatile, colourful and expressive as the women who wear them. The magic of Vlisco’s signature handwriting is an interplay of many factors.Learn more
One of the African photographers that captured the Vlisco-Africa connection is Seydou Keïta.Learn more
February 11. On this day in 1990 Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The release sparked great joy all around the world and to commemorate this historical event Vlisco made a Java-print with Mandela’s portrait.Learn more
December 22. On this day in 1933 KLM’s ‘De Pelikaan’ set a world speed record. After a flight of 4 days, 4 hours and 40 minutes, KLM’s Fokker F.XVIII, nicknamed ‘De Pelikaan’, landed at the airport of Batavia, the capital of the Dutch East Indies. The aircraft was filled with Christmas letters and packages, but more importantly, set a new speed record in aviation history.Learn more