Jakob Schlaepfer started in 1904 as an embroidery business. They began pioneering digital techniques and heat transfers into their design work early from from the 1960s, setting up their inkjet division in 2001. They continue to be at the cutting edge (quite literally) of technology in textiles incorporating laser cutting, engraving and printing into their designs. Their textiles are used for haute couture and interior design houses around the world. The colour palettes are bright to reflect much of the hyper real imagery but often have a dominant, more traditional, background colour (gold, teale blue, deep blue, olive green, white, black, grey). They have quite a nice tumblr they keep up to date with their designs.

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