Musée d'impression sur étoffes (MISE)
Unique in the world, the Museum of Printing on Fabrics comes from a long museographic tradition carried by the Mulhouse industrialists who founded a museum of industrial design in 1857, which has become today the Museum of Printing on Fabrics. With more than 6 million patterns preserved, the Mulhouse Textile Printing Museum is today the most important textile image center in the world. Fashion professionals but also decoration enthusiasts can discover around 50,000 textile documents. This documentation center is open to manufacturers from all over the world who come to get ideas for patterns.
To make known and relive this exceptional heritage is one of the primary vocations of the Museum of Printing on Fabrics which attaches itself to it by offering the public exhibitions on various themes, by opening its archives to professionals but also by offering to its shop. reissues of cotton fabrics, scarves inspired by original documents. In the same vein, and in a desire to promote French and more specifically Alsatian textile heritage, the Museum has developed close collaboration with a large number of French publishers who offer a range of quality textile products (table linen and house, stoles, silk scarves, accessories, etc.), distinguished by their expertise and creativity. Sharing the same passion for patterns and a common attention for the quality of supports and prints, the Museum and its partners have developed a range of products directly inspired by documents from its archives: tablecloth with shimmering colors of Andrinople red, stoles with decorations cashmere, Indian reissues and other historical motifs. These specific works at the Impression Museum make his collection a living heritage for our greatest pride.