The name Liberty art Fabrics is synonymous with quality silk fabrics featuring gorgeous designs inspired by nature. In 1875, Arthur Liberty opened the now iconic Liberty Art shop in London, and soon afterwards, the company manufactured its first printed silks. In 1904, the company took over a print-works that specialized in block-printed silks based on William Morris’s print works in southwest London. Thus was born the extensive Liberty archive, which is now an important resource for designers.
Arthur Liberty had a clear business philosophy, the essence of which is summed up in his own words, “I was determined not to follow existing fashions but to create new ones.”. This philosophy has served Liberty Art Fabrics well and continues to this day, now aided by modern digital print making techniques.
Sample the lustrous world of Liberty Art Fabrics:
Simon Clarke, Print, Fashion, Interiors, Art, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2014.