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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Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Congrès

Leaf trail

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Mama Benz

marriage

Hibiscus

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

The Happy Family

Record

Obaapa

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Money

Staircase

Food

Pepper Leaf

The Moon

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Table Fan

Food|sugar

Sugar

Eyes

Voodoo

Aklepan

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Lion

The Force

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Big Bible

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Universe

Small Star

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Love

Genito

Education

ABC

Tradition

Day and Night

Television

Television

Don’t get married empty-handed

Angelina

Lomé 2015

Helmet

Bird

You leave, I leave

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Otopa

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

flower

Rolls Royce

Social recognition

Grotto

The Eye of My Rival

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Handcuffs

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Icons on a pedestal