The Archive Collection

RESTORE + REVIVE + recreate


An inspirational resource for design teams around the world, archiving a vast collection of unique historical textile designs. The Printsmiths are a team of creators gathering unique vintage pieces from around the world. We also design original print collections and offer a full range of creative services.




An Inspirational Resource

Our studio houses a vintage collection of thousands of archived artworks from the early 1800's - 1970's. This unique textile collection can be reworked and revived, or can be used to create  bespoke prints transforming your visions into the reality of a finished product.



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The Printsmiths work is featured on catwalks and in stores all over the world. Our clients range from independent designers to renowned established brands. Please See our Projects page for samples of our designs and clients.



The Printsmiths is a print design consultancy and archive based in East London where you can book an appointment to view our collection. We are an experienced team of print designers and collectors with over 10 years of industry insight. 

With thousands of artworks categorised by style and era, our collection has been carefully curated into key print categories. By sourcing and editing, the collection is continuously evolving so that clients can come to us with a certainty of finding relevant and original designs. 

Our team has partnered with leading trends service WGSN providing seasonal print inspiration to the fashion industry. We deliver beautiful patterns and collaborate with brands, designers and international leaders in textile, fashion and interiors. 


Please see our projects page to explore how our patterns can translate across many forms;

Fashion . Sportswear . Lingerie . Kidswear . Accessories . Interiors . Stationary

To learn more about the Print Archivists process; to develop patterns from the Archive or work with us on a Collaboration please contact:


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