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The S.U.D. ("Service d'Utillisation des Documents"), was founded in 1833 by  manufacturers from Mulhouse and the surrounding area, in order to document their samples. Over the years the collection has increased, and now boasts over 6 millions samples. Today, as for the last century and a half, this service fulfills the function assigned to it, notably, welcoming students, researchers, and industralists from the world over.



From the 18th century until the 1940's, the S.U.D constitutes a memory of both French and foreign textile history, and it is the foremost collection of it's kind in the world. The S.U.D is a commercial service of the Museum which represents a source of inspiration for the designers and textiles printers.


The design reservation is exclusive to the museum. The museum cannot promise world-wide exclusivity of its designs but guarantees it’s own internal exclusivity during the period of the reservation. The reservation is for a period of 2 or 4 years , renewable. Prices very according to the category of the design and the period of the reservation.

Category 1

Rare and exceptional designs

Category 2

Furnishing designs, border prints

Category 3

Apparel wear, small motifs

2 years       800 Euros 2 years       600 Euros 2 years        330 Euros
4 years       1000 Euros 4 years       800 Euros 4 years        500 Euros

These prices include :

 - Qualified help during the consultation
 - Cost of a day's consultation
 - Digital capture in high definition (16 millions dots)

Visit by appointment only, from tuesday to thursday
For further information and price guidelines :33.(0)





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