Vlisco has been designing and manufacturing distinctive fabrics loved by African women and men since 1846. The specially crafted fabrics continue to be made with time-honoured methods and materials. For 175 years Vlisco has 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. New designs are produced each year alongside traditional classics to hearten the new generation of Vlisco enthusiasts. Vlisco’s highly expressive and creative customers transform the fabrics into fashionable looks, which are one of a kind.