The Baxter Mill Archive is a world-renowned design center where clients can work directly with experienced textile designers and artists. BMA is not simply a textile design archive to lease prints, but a destination for designers from around the globe to develop collections in-house. What sets us apart is the benefit of working with our textile designers who have the unparalleled knowledge of color, print, weaving and CAD. We provide colorways, production-ready artwork, and inspiration boards to start you on your journey.
The Springs name has been associated with textile manufacturing since its first cotton mill opened in 1887. For over a century, the Springs and Close families were instrumental in establishing the SC region as a hub for U.S. manufacturing. Springs Archive Collection is home to the original designs of the iconic brands such as Wamsutta and Springmaid with over 200,000 timeless and classic motifs.
Ilene Danchig began her career in the textile industry as a designer and weaver. Ilene soon realized she could sell her unique textiles and art as an inspiration to the fashion and home furnishing industries. Danchig opened her studio in the heart of the garment district of Manhattan. There she welcomes designers from big name brands – Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Liz Claiborne (to name a few).
Messina was established in 1993. Located on Fifth Avenue off 37th St. within New York City home textiles hub, Studio Messina was home to a wellstocked library providing inspiration to the Home Furnishings, contract and fashion markets. Studio Messina is best known for its well edited, timeless swatches that are suitable for today’s more contemporary markets.
The Baxter Mill Archive will be expanding into its new home at The Thread in 2024. Located in Rock Hill, SC, the new facility is just a 20-minute drive from Charlotte, NC, and is in close proximity to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, as well as the High Point Market. The central location on the East Coast makes the archive readily accessible for in-person consultation, making it easier for you to leverage our help and put your ideas to work.
In addition, the facility is within easy reach of a number of major highways, railway stations and ports. This helps minimize any barriers to logistics, production and warehousing — so you can devote more of your time, efforts and ideas to production and more easily deliver your product to the marketplace.