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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The Happy Family

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Money

Staircase

Voodoo

Aklepan

Food|sugar

Sugar

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Love

Genito

Big Bible

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Social recognition

Grotto

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Education

ABC

Mama Benz

Lion

The Force

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Lomé 2015

marriage

Hibiscus

Handcuffs

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Don’t get married empty-handed

Icons on a pedestal

Table Fan

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Otopa

Television

Television

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Obaapa

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

flower

Rolls Royce

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Eyes

The Moon

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Universe

Small Star

Helmet

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Leaf trail

Food

Pepper Leaf

The Eye of My Rival

Record

Bird

You leave, I leave

Congrès

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Tradition

Day and Night