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Archive

The Adamley archive is a doorway into England’s rich and diverse textile heritage.

Following the decline of the silk industry at the end of the 20th century, the company has been able to acquire an extensive collection of designs from English and French mills – these include the internationally renowned David Evans archives.

This extraordinary textile library now comprises of thousands of documents ranging from the mid 1900’s up to the present day and it contains hand drawn designs, block printed patterns and prints on fabric. 

All designs are stored by subject: paisleys, medallions, geometric shapes and florals.

Thanks to digitisation, the archive is constantly updated and expanded and it’s regularly used by the in house design department  and by clients as source of inspiration in designing new collections.