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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flower

Rolls Royce

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Handcuffs

The Happy Family

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Money

Staircase

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Congrès

Record

Leaf trail

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

marriage

Hibiscus

Big Bible

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Icons on a pedestal

Social recognition

Grotto

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Eyes

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

The Moon

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Mama Benz

Universe

Small Star

Love

Genito

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Education

ABC

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Lomé 2015

The Eye of My Rival

Voodoo

Aklepan

Food|sugar

Sugar

Lion

The Force

Bird

You leave, I leave

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Tradition

Day and Night

Food

Pepper Leaf

Don’t get married empty-handed

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Otopa

Obaapa

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Table Fan

Television

Television

Helmet