Fabric stories

Though created in The Netherlands, our designs come to life in Africa where traders and customers name them. As far as we know, Vlisco is the only brand in the world where the customer names the product and gives a special meaning to the design. Vlisco designs speak volumes when stories are attributed to them. Uncover the terms and tales that our fabrics have acquired over the years.

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Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Food|sugar

Sugar

Tradition

Day and Night

Congrès

Lion

The Force

Social recognition

Grotto

flower

Rolls Royce

marriage

Hibiscus

Eyes

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Television

Television

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Handcuffs

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Bird

You leave, I leave

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Universe

Small Star

Icons on a pedestal

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Leaf trail

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Don’t get married empty-handed

Education

ABC

Voodoo

Aklepan

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Mama Benz

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Otopa

Love

Genito

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

The Moon

The Happy Family

Helmet

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Record

Food

Pepper Leaf

Lomé 2015

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Table Fan

Obaapa

The Eye of My Rival

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Big Bible

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Money

Staircase