Nothing reminds me of summer more than Dutch cloth. The beautiful patterns and colours just scream sunshine, blue skies, and Carnival.
With summer just around the corner I thought I'd investigate the printing process behind this beautiful cloth, which is hugely popular across the African continent and the West Indies. Produced using a technique adapted from the ancient Indonesian batik it is a delicate and time-consuming wax printing and colour dyeing process which Dutch company Vlisco has been creating and exporting the resulting fabrics since 1876.
The video (above) talks more about the process, design inspiration, customer base, and the company's transformation into a fashion brand almost ten years ago.