The new, combined textile archive will serve as one of the most diverse archives in the world.
Springs Creative Products Group has acquired the Ilene Danchig Studio, Documentary Textiles Archive.
Under the terms of the agreement, more than 100,000 textile pieces and designs will merge with the existing designs in the Baxter Mill Archive, a collection of more than 430,000 fabric swatches, antique documents, books and hand-painted artwork owned by Springs Creative.
“This acquisition is an exciting step for Springs Creative and the Baxter Mill Archive because it solidifies us as a leading inspiration destination for all industries,” says Kathy Phillips, creative director, Springs Creative. “The addition of Ilene’s robust textiles to the Baxter Mill Archives creates a truly one-of-a-kind archive, representing design styles, art history and influence from every part of the globe, and my team and I cannot wait to work on these treasures.”
Once combined, Baxter Mill will become one of the most diverse textile archives in the world. The newly enhanced collection will also be available as part of Springs Creative’s full range of services, including design and trend services, digital printing, fabrication and more.
“When I began looking for a buyer for my studio, it was very important to me to find an organization that cared about the integrity of textiles just as much as I do,” says Danchig. “I met Derick [Close, chief executive officer, Springs Creative], Kathy and their team and discovered they not only had an appreciation for what I created and recognized the value of my pieces, but that they would continue to use my archives in an ethical and creative way.”