Welcome and thank you for stopping by at Urbanstax your Modern African Haberdashery. I opened my first Etsy store in 2006 and have learned an immense amount on starting and running a creative business.

I now have an African fabric store and haberdashery store on Etsy called Urbanstax. I thought it a good opportunity to share my experiences so far. I aim to give tips and ideas to small business owners especially in the creative and handmade industries and to fellow designer-makers. So stay tuned for fabric purchases, supply tips, business tips and the like.

I am especially interested in textiles and in particular African fabric and hope to share the beautiful stories behind their creation. I endeavour to sell African prints and batiks manufactured or handmade on the African continent as I believe the textile industry is vital to the economies of these countries, local employment and investment in creativity. This is my own small way of contributing to that.

Along the way I come across great discounts, events and opportunities which I also aim to share with you!

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