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Ankara Dresses

Ever wondered what to make with your African wax prints? Ankara dresses are a great way to make a fashion statement and have the added bonus of being the perfect canvas for a bold large print. You get to appreciate the more intricate fabric designs especially the larger print motifs. Here are a few of …

Fabric of the Week: Indigo Leaf Adire

Fabric fun, fabric friday. Today we have a batik as the fabric of the week. The Indigo Leaf Adire is a handmade batik from Nigeria. This type of batik is known as ‘Adire Alabere’ as the unique designs are created by stitching white cloth before  dyeing the fabric to create these beautiful rich organic patterns. The fabric …

Look What They Made: Chinedu

A new addition to our ‘Look What They Made!‘ gallery is from Chinedu of Chinedesigns. He makes (and styles) shirts beautifully and his fabric of choice is from our Adire selection. Handmade batik fabric from Nigeria. Please send images of your wonderful creations, I would love to share them on our blog.

Festival of Quilts 2017- Win Free Tickets

The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show. The show is a celebration of quilting with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, extraordinary galleries from well-renowned international artists, 350 textile workshops, talks and demos from the leading lights of the quilting world and a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts. If …

Shweshwe Fabric from South Africa

We’ve got some really exciting news! We now stock Shweshwe fabric from South Africa. We are starting with a selection of 10 new prints from the Three Cats range. Shweshwe or shwe shwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing and now for even more uses. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is now produced in a variety of …

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 – 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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