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Look What They Made! Louise

Louise bought the Classic Shell Print in Burnt Orange and Green from our Etsy shop and made this simple yet stylish outfit. Thanks so much for sending us your picture! It is really good to see the old school Shell print in action.

Fabric Friday: The Big Snail

The Big Snail print, also known as Afa ne nwa and Escargot grande. People often fall in love with the colours of these bright prints and bold patterns before they realise what they are. This particular design features a snail! Yes, a snail. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the spiral-type motifs are snails! Here …

Moo is having an epic sale!

MOO is having an epic sale! If you know me, you’ll know just how much I love Moo cards. Excellent quality and the ability to have so many different images in one print job. Great for branding your creative business, you an choose from a selection of note cards, postcards, business cards and more. I …

Look What They Made Gallery

Here is our Hall of Fame, created in part by our lovely customers, who have sent in images of their completed projects. Ranging from shoes, to curtains, to caps and pretty dresses; it is great to see the finished results. Have you bought fabric from us recently? If so, do send us images of your …

Fabric Friday: The Butterfly Print

I am yet to see a butterfly print that I don’t like. It is safe to say I love the beauty of the colours and amazing patterns of these beautiful creatures. Design in nature really is unparalleled. So I am quite pleased to have a growing selection in Ankara print. They make lovely skirts and dresses …

Urbanstax at The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show, London

We will be at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycraft Show in London this April. From the 20th to the 22nd of April in London’s Excel Centre. Come and check us out on  Stand C42 More information here.

Christie Brown AW16

A lot of people that sew love the colours and vibrancy of African print fabric but are often stumped as to how to use it. At stitching and craft shows, I often get asked for suggestions on what to make and how to use the fabric. One of  my many suggestions is to mix it …

We are in Simply Sewing Magazine!

We are so pleased to say that Urbanstax is featured in the latest edition of Simpy Sewing Magazine. Check out the ‘A Fabric of Life’ article from Page 56 onward. We talk about our love for African fabric and design and our mission to bring you more locally produced fabric from the beautiful continent. There is …

Look What They Made! Astrid

Astrid proves yet again that you can wear prints and batiks with ease and style, pretty much anywhere in the world. Here she rocks the dark blue and white adire from Nigeria as a nice pencil skirt, paired with a white top.  If you have something similar in mind and like the fabric, the Green …

We’re here! At the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

We are all set up and rearing to go! Join us from tomorrow, Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of March 2017 at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, taking place in Kensington Olympia. Doors open at 10 a.m. everyday and tomorrow is late night shopping, with the show closing at 7pm. Urbanstax will be on …

Urbanstax – where you can buy African fabric; from batiks, to wax prints and woven cloths. We source from markets and makers around the African continent.

Choose from a selection of Ankara fabric, Aso-oke fabric, Kente, Adire, handmade batik and much more. We are constantly in search of new suppliers and designs, all from African makers.

If you are looking for that perfect print or batik fabric for you next sewing project, we are sure you will find something unique and just for you.

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