Vlisco Group designs, produces and distributes fashion fabrics, especially of the African wax print style, for the West and Central African market and African consumers in global metropolitan cities.
They have been designing and manufacturing distinctive fabrics loved by African women since 1846. The specially crafted fabrics – Wax Hollandais, Super-Wax and Java – continue to be made with time-honoured methods and materials in Helmond, the Netherlands.
For over 170 years, the company have created more than 350,000 original textile designs. Many of these designs have become cultural treasures, bestowed with special names and meanings by the merchants of Central and West Africa.
Founded in Helmond, The Netherlands, in 1846, the Vlisco Group and their fabrics have grown into an essential part of African culture, receiving widespread attention from the art, design and fashion worlds.
New designs are produced each year alongside traditional classics to hearten the new generation of Vlisco enthusiasts. The company highly express and create new fabrics transformation into fashionable looks for customers, which are one of a kind.
Inspired by Africa, made with a technique derived from Indonesian Batik, designed in the Netherlands, it heritage and design signature is a multicultural melting pot of beauty and industrial craftsmanship.
Collaborations has been done with different global brands in the world. The fusion of creatives from fashion, music and design, they have evolved into many unique and limited edition expressions of fabrics and print designs.
Vlisco&co in Lagos
A new initiative that took place in Nigeria and Accra, aims to bring truly unique events, creating new narratives and diving into the creative future of Africa. The new initiative explores what the brand means to the modern generation, but also what they could mean for the brand. The Creative Team at together with the local creative scene presented a collaborative process, showcasing new ideas from Holland and Africa.