Original British design since 1875

Shortly after opening on Regent Street London in 1875, Arthur Liberty printed the first Liberty fabrics. By the 1890s Liberty Fabrics was a byword for the very best of avant-garde textile design. Today, every bolt of Liberty fabric is the product of a bespoke production process: hand-drawn by the in-house design team and printed in its factory a stone’s throw from Lake Como and cared for by skilled technicians who oversee the production of over 150 different designs a year.

Arthur Lasenby Liberty
Block printer at Liberty’s Merton Abbey printworks
Block printing demonstration at Liberty’s Merton Abbey printworks
Tana Lawn : A fabric built by obsession

Central to this story is our signature Tana Lawn™ cotton. A famous masterpiece of fabric technology, Tana Lawn™ is fine, cool and durable with a silk-like feel and brilliant reproduction of Liberty’s lustrous prints. Made from specially selected ultra-fine long staple cotton, its bespoke process has been fine-tuned by Liberty Fabric experts over the last 100 years, advancing the product in pinpoint detail. Today, Tana Lawn™ is a process of continual improvement; a living, breathing thing that continually evolves as Liberty Fabrics refines its methods and works with new technologies.

The Liberty Print Archive

Our vast print archive is a national treasure, encompassing well over 45,000 designs and dating from the 1800s to the present day - including collaborations with artists throughout our history. Today’s in-house print designers draw from the breadth of designs to produce each new collection.