1945 - 2021

It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved founder, Andrea Lee Aranow.

Andrea lived a rich life, influencing and inspiring people all over the world with her intellect, curiosity, creativity, and passion for fashion, textiles, design, and travel. She was many things to many people. She was a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend. She was a mentor, a muse, a fashion designer, a textile researcher and collector, a businesswoman, and a barrier breaker.

Andrea’s legacy will be carried forward by all of those who she inspired and we deeply appreciate the outpouring of support, remembrances, and tributes for Andrea that we’ve received.

At this moment, we would like to celebrate Andrea’s rich life, achievements, adventures, and honor her incredible legacy.

As a tribute to Andrea, we’ve launched the virtual exhibit celebrating her life in full vibrancy and pattern. This virtual exhibit is a personal exploration of how we mourn, honor, carry forward memories and traditions from those we’ve lost, and make space for new ones.⁠

40,000 Images At your finger tips

The Textile Hive Application, built by Visual Archiving, is a ground breaking visual tool for designers and educators developed on the custom Visual Hive platform. It uses the most advanced web technologies to help you search, discover and explore the textile design collection.

Image Quality

Each Textile in the collection is displayed to show you its exquisite detail at full resolution.


The Textile Hive App uses the most sophisticated and in depth cataloging techniques in the industry. A hierarchical taxonomy of over 19 high level categories and over 2300 terms make it easy to form the collection around your interests and needs.
Access this innovative and growing resource through our new membership program.