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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flower

Rolls Royce

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Bird

You leave, I leave

Education

ABC

Table Fan

Money

Staircase

Icons on a pedestal

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Love

Genito

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Voodoo

Aklepan

Helmet

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Tradition

Day and Night

Universe

Small Star

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Obaapa

Social recognition

Grotto

The Eye of My Rival

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

The Moon

Eyes

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Otopa

Food|sugar

Sugar

Lomé 2015

Mama Benz

Food

Pepper Leaf

marriage

Hibiscus

Leaf trail

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Lion

The Force

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

The Happy Family

Don’t get married empty-handed

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Big Bible

Congrès

Record

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Television

Television

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Handcuffs