This stunning Authentic Vlisco Superwax print has been exclusively designed by Vlisco for their 2018 collection and utilizes their extra densely woven 100% cotton base cloth, specific to Superwax. The Vlisco technique uses a special two-color crackling effect to achieve the depth of texture and design you’ll only find in Superwax fabrics.
Wax printing is a technique inspired by Indonesian Batik and evolved by Vlisco since the the 1800’s. The wax is applied as a resist and the fabric is dipped in the first dye color. The wax is removed and re-applied for subsequent color applications. Superwax fabrics have an extra process of cracking the wax for some color dips to achieve the delicious crackled background you’ll see. Due to this intensive process, the colors are stunningly vibrant and completely impregnate the fabric so that there is no right or wrong side to the fabric. What this means for your bags or other products is that the colors are incredibly long-lasting and resist fading. Vlisco works closely with the African couture design community and, as such, new collections come out only a few times per year and once these collection pieces are gone, they’re typically gone forever, making items made with these fabrics true collector’s items. Vlisco is never sold on rolls or bolts, but only in pre-cut, precious 6-yard (maximum) pieces. The fabric is 47 inches (120 cm) wide, from selvage to selvage. First photo shows one yard of fabric for scale.
All Vlisco designs are done in-house by their team of designers in the Netherlands. Vlisco has many followers but no peers.
Care instructions for Superwax:
Limited program at 40°C
Wash light and dark colours seperately
Wash finished items inside out
Do not wring, rub or twist
Do not bleach
Dry in the shade (don’t expose to direct sunlight)
Hang to dry
Tumble dry at a low temperature
Iron inside out (on reverse)
Maximum temperature for ironing is 150°C
Professional dry cleaning, mild process
1-2 business days
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