A DUTCH DESIGN AND TEXTILE PRINTING COMPANY SINCE 1846
Influenced by Indonesian Batik, designed in the Netherlands, Vlisco’s history and design style is a multicultural mixture of beauty and industrial craftsmanship. Founded in 1846 by Dutch entrepreneurs, Vlisco is one of the world’s most dynamic fabric design companies with a reputation for surprising creativity and global exchange. Within this exchange is the story of African women — entrepreneurs and tailors who took Vlisco prints into their hearts and culture; creating meanings around the designs and beautiful garments to express their individuality. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with one of the world’s biggest textile archives and with processes that honour old-fashioned craftsmanship, still in the original factories of Helmond. It is to be part of a design-led company fuelled by a blend of European and African brilliance which centres the strength and vibrancy of the women of Africa.
design, craft, colour, fashion, textile waxprint manufacturing, wax print design