The blog Design Milk recently featured a piece on Dutch textile company Vlisco that is worth checking out. The 160+ year old company creates big bold prints using a specialized wax technique based on batik. Vlisco was originally started to sell fabric to wealthy African clients, but recently it has been spreading its wings in order to reach a more global market by producing consumer goods like bags and scarves.
Vlisco's designs feature work from artists who hail from around the world—it definitely shows in the diversity of pattern that's on display in Design Milk's photo gallery and on the Vlisco website. The company has also amassed an incredible archive of textiles since the 1850s, from which they continually draw inspiration.
For a little inspiration of your own, have a look at the Vlisco feature on Design Milk's blog as well as visit Vlisco's website.