Vlisco has been designing and manufacturing distinctive fabrics loved by African women since 1846. The specially crafted fabrics – Wax Hollandais and Super-Wax  – continue to be made with time-honoured methods and materials in Helmond, the Netherlands. For over 170 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.

Alongside traditional classics, new designs are produced each year to delight old and new generations of Vlisco enthusiasts. Vlisco’s creative customers transform the fabrics into fashionable garments which express their individual identity.  Made with a technique derived from Indonesian Batik, designed in the Netherlands, Vlisco’s heritage and design signature is a multicultural melting pot of beauty and industrial craftsmanship. https://www.vlisco.com/about/about-vlisco/

Isrid is assisting Vlisco in the recruitment of highly skilled and committed talent and managers to connect to their start-up business ‘Vlisco&Co’. Vlisco&co is a network of young creative talent across Africa. It was set up by Vlisco in 2017 to learn about the aspirations of young Africans, to understand the way they see printed textiles in their own contemporary culture and to provide learning and opportunity where possible.  Vlisco&co will now create a start-up business for printed textiles and fashion with the young African network.

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