Exclusive patterns – exclusive rights to use a pattern

Published: 21/11/2018

As there are almost as many ways to trade patterns as there are designers and buyers, we thought to write a couple of lines about our philosophy on pattern trade. This post handles solely exclusive patterns – we will write about non-exclusive patterns and patterns made by commission in separate postings later on.

So, you have decided to rely on us as your supplier of unique, hand-made Nordic patterns. Great!

As you might know, or at least can guess, we sell exclusive patterns. Actually, we do not sell the copyrights, but the rights to use the patterns with exclusive terms. This means that we sell the rights only once at a time. You can use the pattern for your own needs, whatever your brand is about. During the term of our agreement, you will not see the pattern in any other products, anywhere in the world, as you have the global rights to use the pattern.

The patterns are designed to one of our three pattern concepts. You will get 1-3 color versions of the same pattern, which are delivered as production ready pdf-files that open up in color-separated layers. Please let us know if you plan to change either the original scaling or colors of the pattern!

The designers have written short stories for each one of the patterns. The stories tell about the inspiration or othe thoughts related with the pattern. You can use these stories in your own marketing efforts – as well as the story and photo of the designer. Consumer behaviour is changing, so it is worthwile to be honest about your design sources!

We release four collections in a year. The latest one of the collections is available only to the professionals reading our newsletter. If you consider yourself as one, subscribe to the newsletter and enjoy the patterns among the first ones!


So, as a repetition, exclusive patterns at Patternsfrom Agency are

  • unique, hand-made Nordic patterns with a story written by the designer
  • used by only one party at the time, globally
  • delivered in production ready pdf-files, in 1-3 color versions
  • released four times a year