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Brief Published: 3 Mar 2014

From the Archive: Heal’s New Fabrics


Due in store next month, British department store Heal’s is launching a new collection of own-brand fabrics for the first time since the 1970s. The range of printed fabrics includes updates on archive designs previously sold by the store alongside new patterns from emerging designers.

It includes a revisited design by British designer Zandra Rhodes. Originally produced in 1963, it has been recreated in her signature fuchsia pink colourway. There is also a new design from Copenhagen-based studio Hvass & Hannibal, featuring plant and tree motifs. Alongside the fabric range, Heal’s will also introduce a line of home accessories made from the materials, including kitchen textiles, cushions and stationery. 

Heal’s joins a growing number of brands freshening up archive designs and looking to the value in heritage to reintroduce classics to a new audience. For more examples, see Remake, Reissue and Repeat Success. More textile inspiration can be found in our coverage of Heimtextil 2014 and Première Vision S/S 2015.