Fabric Category: Cloths

Wax Hollandais

At Maakola, we love working with genuine Wax Hollandais from Dutch fabric house Vlisco. Saturated in vivid color on both sides, these lively fabrics are a world away from today’s mass market digital prints — with Wax Hollandais, each yard of cloth is completely unique. Here’s what makes these African Wax Prints so special. Photo courtesy of Vlisco. The history …

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Cotton Plopin

A lightweight, airy fabric that keeps you cool while keeping its crisp good looks? With these unique, double sided prints on a lightweight cotton base, the Dutch fabric house has created the perfect summer fabric— and all year round. Photo courtesy of Vlisco. Poplin is distinguished by its texture: Fine yarns and a dense weave …

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Super Wax

Super-Wax is, like all of Vlisco’s famous Wax Hollandais fabrics, made using a technique based on Indonesian Batik dyeing. The process is similar to that of Wax Hollandais, but what makes Super-Wax stand out is the “crackle” that gives this printed textile its unique signature: A two-colour bubble effect, achieved by the wax layer being broken on the …

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Cotton Satin

Made from 100% premium cotton yarn, Cotton Satin is one of our favorite textiles from Dutch fabric house Vlisco. In a new satin weave, the fabric is soft to the touch and has a natural shine, making it a luxe base for Vlisco’s Wax Hollandais prints. It has a smooth finish to the face side for a light-reflecting lustre, …

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Kente Cloth

Originally worn by African royalty, kente cloth is a luxurious fabric that comes with a rich heritage. Kente is composed of narrow bands of handwoven cloth — generally in silk and cotton — sewn together to make an intricately patterned fabric. Photo courtesy of Njambi Ndiba. It is believed that kente was developed by the Ashanti people of Ghana in …

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Java

Intricate and colorful, with a soft sheen that reflects the light, Java fabrics remind us of the connection between the Dutch fabric house Vlisco and its Indonesian-influenced beginnings. Vlisco’s original designers first started interpreting traditional Javanese Batik prints in the late 19th century, and its vivid Java prints continue to pay homage to these ancient techniques today. How does …

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