Classic Textiles

Classic Textiles was set up by the Centre for Advanced Textiles, a research, education and commercial department within Glasgow School of Art, to pioneer high-quality digital productions of great 20th century textile designs.

In 2003 Lucienne Day collaborated with Classic Textiles on reprints of twelve 1950s/1960s designs which she felt were the strongest and most appropriate for revival. A further fabric, Lapis, has now been developed, working from archive textiles held in Whitworth Art Gallery collections. The thirteen Archive Collection fabrics are digitally printed to order on a linen union base.

Classic Textiles celebrated Lucienne Day's centenary in 2017 by launching a new range of lighter-weight vat-dye printed fabrics which are especially suitable for curtaining.  Dandelion Clocks in yellow and Calyx in blue are currently offered.