knitting and stitching show 2017

Free Tickets! The Knitting and Stitching Show Spring 2017

Join us from the 2nd – 5th of March 2017 at The Knitting and Stitching Show Spring in Kensington Olympia. Urbanstax will be at Stand H20 with bright African Wax prints and handmade Batik fabric from West Africa! So do come and say hello. We have a few free tickets left to give away so if …

Kabelis Orange Tee1

Look What They Made! Kabelis

Funky Wax print Tees by fashion and costumer designer Elise Kabwe. She owns and runs the brand Kabelis and has produced this range of  very cool tee shirts. which incorporates our Lime Green Ankara, Olive and Blue Ankara and also our Orange and Purple Ankara. All these wax prints are designed and made in Nigeria on …

Urbanstax shopping trip

Leaving on a jet plane….

As much a I hate to, I have to close shop for the month as I’m off to the tropics for some important business 😉. I’ll be back in March but if there is any fabric you have your eye and need soon, please get it now. The store will be closed from tomorrow evening. …


Look What They Made! FeetChair by Charlene

A vibrant stool or footstool that adds a pop of colour to both modern and traditional interiors. This gorgeous home accessory is crafted by hand by the lovely Charlene who I met at the Knitting and Stitching Show late last year. She bought this lovely fabric from Urbanstax and I was so thrilled to see the …


New Stock in this January

Just sorting the new fabric that has just arrived from Nigeria and Ghana. 😍😍😍 Check them out! www.urbanstax.etsy.com #fabric #sewing #africanprint #african #madeinafrica #dressmakers #ankara #waxprints #tiedye #textiles #batik #ilovefabric #colour #prints #printfabric #africantextiles #fabricshop A photo posted by Urbanstax (@urbanstax) on Jan 23, 2017 at 9:12am PST Want to get first pickings? Join our …

Kaynadu Shoes

Look What They Made! Kaynadu

Funky men’s shoes by Kaynadu, made out of our Purple and Ice Blue Batik. These are reminiscent of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s shoes worn during many of his shows! Check out the shoe brand Kaynadu for a selection of funky print shoes, not just for men, but women as well.


Fabric Friday: Stormy

This handmade batik fabric from Nigeria is one of my absolute favourites. I have to say it is best viewed in person. It is usually one of the first fabrics to sell at events when people see the dramatic colours and patterns in the flesh. It is a veritable indigo storm, with crashes of yellow and …

Ankara Prom Fashion

Look What They Made! Wumi

This is what it looks like when you have gorgeous AND creative customers! Wumi and her mum made this stunning outfit in a combination of Ankara and black fabric as she wanted to rep Nigeria for her prom. She used the Teal version of the basket Ankara print. Check out the cute clutch as well. …


The Knitting and Stitching Show Spring 2017

Urbanstax is on Stand H 20 at the Knitting & Stitching Show this March. The Spring edition is the definitive event for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show champions creativity with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features on offer as well as 200 of our most loved …

Colourful Aso-oke

The Beauty of Aso Oke- Traditonal Yoruba Clothing

What is Aso-Òkè? Aso Oke (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) is short for Aso Ilu Oke which literally interpreted means clothes from the countryside. It is also sometimes refereed to as Aso-Ofi. Ofi refers to the seat of the weavers sit on when weaving the cloth. It is a hand woven cloth made mostly by the Yoruba tribe of south west …

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