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 fabricAso-oke fabric, Kente, Adire, handmade batik, shweshwe 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.


Colour of the Year- Pantone Ultra Violet

Every year, Pantone declares a colour of the year and for 2018 it is Ultra Violet. I know, I know. There are some people that will say Ultra Violet is simply purple. Well whatever the case, we are getting in the spirit of things and jumping right in and showing you what we have in …

Friday Fun- Owanbe by Simi

Because it is the start of the weekend. Some music and of course colourful fashion to ease the senses into the weekend mood. 

Look What They Made! Tara

We loooooove to see what our lovely customers have made and the very creative Tara has set the ball rolling for the year. Bring on 2018! Tara bought the Ghanaian Snail print from us and this print has proved particularly popular in the bright red version. (We must get more in stock!). Now look at the …

End of Year Clearance Sale

Check out our clearance section and pick up some great bargains. Start off the new year with a new project. Discounts of up to 50% on batiks and prints. Just click through to the clearance section. HAVE A GREAT START TO THE YEAR!

Look What They Made!- Alison rocking the print on print look

When you have the most creative customers…. Alison of @thestitchistsews does the layered print on print look! She stopped by to say hello at the knitting and stitching show earlier this year. Her outfit incorporates the Olive Green and Blue Ankara Print. She brought me a lovely gift; a clever little head wrap with no complicated tying …

Your African Fabric Wishlist

Hope you have had a good week so far. It’s nearly the weekend. Yay! Just some news on the website. You can now create a wishlist of your favourite fabric picks. Just click on the heart by the fabric you like and it gets added to you wishlist, saving them all for you in one spot …

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