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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Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

The Eye of My Rival

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Money

Staircase

Mama Benz

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Table Fan

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Helmet

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Food

Pepper Leaf

Love

Genito

Lion

The Force

Education

ABC

Eyes

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Leaf trail

Voodoo

Aklepan

Obaapa

Handcuffs

Congrès

Otopa

Icons on a pedestal

The Moon

Don’t get married empty-handed

Bird

You leave, I leave

Universe

Small Star

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Record

Lomé 2015

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Social recognition

Grotto

The Happy Family

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Television

Television

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Tradition

Day and Night

marriage

Hibiscus

Big Bible

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Food|sugar

Sugar

flower

Rolls Royce

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Money

Barclay’s Bank