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

Obaapa

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Tradition

Day and Night

marriage

Hibiscus

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Television

Television

flower

Rolls Royce

Love

Genito

Eyes

Record

Lomé 2015

Handcuffs

Mama Benz

Lion

The Force

Leaf trail

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Icons on a pedestal

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Big Bible

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Food|sugar

Sugar

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Food

Pepper Leaf

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Bird

You leave, I leave

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Congrès

Voodoo

Aklepan

The Eye of My Rival

Money

Staircase

Otopa

Universe

Small Star

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

The Happy Family

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Education

ABC

Table Fan

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Don’t get married empty-handed

Helmet

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Social recognition

Grotto

The Moon

Family|flower

Fallen tree