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The National Textile and Design Archive

The National Textile and Design Archive is a collection of 7,000 textile and wallpaper sample books, complete design magazine collections spanning over 40 years and close to 1,000 hardback design books.

The collection, which is housed a Kangan Institute’s Richmond campus, was generously donated to by Tony Cardamone, one of Australia’s leading interior designers.

The sample books represent the furnishing fabric and wallpaper available in Australia during the last 40 years, with each book containing textile swatches that represent a vast array of designs, fabrics and colour-ways.

The collection is unique and invaluable resource tool, not just for the fashion industry, design academics and students, but for historians, curators, costumiers, as well as theatre and film designers.

The extensive collection is open to the general public by appointment. Request more information or make an appointment here.