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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advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Lion

The Force

Social recognition

Grotto

The Eye of My Rival

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Love

Genito

Eyes

Otopa

Table Fan

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Television

Television

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

The Happy Family

Food|sugar

Sugar

Handcuffs

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Big Bible

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Angelina

The Eye of My Rival

Don’t get married empty-handed

Lomé 2015

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Congrès

Voodoo

Aklepan

Mama Benz

Obaapa

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

marriage

Hibiscus

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Six Bougies