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

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Lomé 2015

Handcuffs

Voodoo

Aklepan

The Happy Family

Table Fan

Tradition

Day and Night

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Universe

Small Star

Money

Staircase

Food

Pepper Leaf

Mama Benz

Obaapa

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Eyes

The Eye of My Rival

Don’t get married empty-handed

Congrès

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Food|sugar

Sugar

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

flower

Rolls Royce

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

The Moon

Bird

You leave, I leave

Lion

The Force

Leaf trail

Icons on a pedestal

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Big Bible

Television

Television

Helmet

Love

Genito

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Education

ABC

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Angelina

marriage

Hibiscus

Record

Otopa

Social recognition

Grotto

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

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