The primary way to add value to a product is good design.

For over 50 plus years, the Design Library has contributed to this creative process by providing layout, motif, color and direction to designers.

To begin, a designer, design director, stylist, product development manager or company owner contacts the Design Library searching for surface design ideas to help print, weave, embroider or embellish products.

Often the clients will provide us with a direction, storyboard or range of designs that are needed to inspire development for future seasons. Sometimes the direction will be discovered as the client views our collections.

The Design Library team prepares a presentation of designs from the archive based on the client’s specific wishes and needs. The meeting may take place at Design Library offices in New York or London, England; or a Design Library consultant will bring a collection to the client’s office. We then sell designs outright, or license them to clients to use for a specified period of time in their industry only.

The Design Library’s success rate is very high due to the quality and diversity of the archive, and to the taste, knowledge, and dedication of our team.