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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Mama Benz

Family|flower

Fallen tree

The Moon

Handcuffs

The Happy Family

Record

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Education

ABC

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Big Bible

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Food|sugar

Sugar

Bird

You leave, I leave

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Love

Genito

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Don’t get married empty-handed

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Obaapa

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Lion

The Force

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Social recognition

Grotto

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Leaf trail

Congrès

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Television

Television

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Lomé 2015

flower

Rolls Royce

Tradition

Day and Night

marriage

Hibiscus

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Table Fan

Money

Staircase

Eyes

Otopa

Icons on a pedestal

The Eye of My Rival

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Universe

Small Star

Food

Pepper Leaf

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Helmet

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Voodoo

Aklepan