MODERN AFRICAN FABRIC

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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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 …

Look What They Made! Anne in Nigerian Batik

The lovely Anne bought the Nigerian Mulitcoloured Batik from us at the Festival of Quilts earlier this year. Check out out her gorgeous dress. I think it makes a simple yet stylish outfit which can be worn quite formally. You can definitely wear this to work! What I find particularly interesting is that a lot of people …

U.Mi-1 collection: The Revellers using wonderful Aso-Oke

At shows and events where I have Aso-oke on display, I often get asked what exactly it is and what it is used for. A lot of people are often surprised that it is used for clothing and this is understandable as the textile is thick and weighty. U.Mi-1 (pronounced you.me.one) is a fashion label …

Fabric of the Week: Abstract Butterfly Print

This fun yet versatile Butterfly print is our fabric of the week. It is produced in Nigeria on 100% cotton and features an abstract butterfly print, available in three colourways. The main colour of all three versions is navy blue but each has a slightly different background and highlight colour. All are available to purchase …

Stella McCartney Spring Summer 2018 Collection

Selected looks from the Stella McCartney SS18 Collection. Amongst a larger collection of easy, slightly oversized and floaty pieces, the collection included these colourful African Print looks. It is interesting to see Ankara being used on the catwalk in a more mainstream way with the two Stella’s taking it to the catwalk. Yes it is …

Free Tickets: Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexander Palace, 2017

Join us from the 11th to the 15th of October 2017 at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Alexander Palace. Urbanstax will be at Stand RCH7 with our bright African prints and handmade Batik fabric. So do come and say hello. As usual, we have a few free tickets to give away, so if you are interested …

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2017

Featured Image: Olalekan Jeyifous, Lagos Makoko Canal, 2015, C-print on Dibond, 60 x 40 cm. Courtesy 50 Golborne   1:54 is an international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art. It is back in London for the fifth edition and runs from the 5th to the 8th of October 2017. The Art Fair takes place at …

Look What They Made- Adura of The Alako Archive

Adura Ogunleye is a creative entrepreneur who blogs about her views on fashion, lifestyle and business on the Alako Archive. She has created this gorgeous look which includes a print vest from our Hand Motif Ankara and skirt from our Green Adire tie-dye. Gorgeous! I love the mix of  colours and motifs and the layering. …

Free Ticket Giveaway- The Great British Sewing Bee Live

The Great British Sewing Bee LIVE is an event for anyone with a love of dressmaking, textiles, fashion and tailoring whatever level you are. The show hosts hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, fashion galleries, catwalk shows, drop in clinics and a celebrity super theatre, as well as over 200 exhibitors selling specialist dressmaking and textile supplies. …

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