Do you want to experiment with African fabric and not sure how? Have you been gifted some African print or have some in your fabric stash that you do not know what to do with?

With spring finally here, my suggestion would be to make a nice and simple pencil skirt. A bright, colourful pencil skirt can easily be paired with a block colour top or blouse. It can also be dressed up with some heels or dressed down with a cool pair of trainers.

Here are some for inspiration.

Boutique Mix on Etsy

Damilola Hannah on Etsy

Omi Woods

House of Izzi

Atm Kollectionz

Bot I Lam

Feature image: Jokotade in Attolle clothiers print skirt.

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Arise Fashion Week, Lagos is back and here are just some of our favourite looks from the weekend of fashion and frills. Looking forward to seeing how it grows next year.


Girls in @maxhosa Shot by @trevor_stuurman #arisefashionweek2018 #Africa

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#Africanism by @Ozwald_Boateng at #arisefashionweek2018 #arisefashionweek #afw2018

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Structure! @fashpa #Arisefashionweek2018

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Tiffany Amber Autumn Winter 2018 | Arise Fashion Week #TiffanyAmber #AW18 #Arise

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@orapelengmodutle #arisefashionweek2018 #arisefashionweek #AfricaRising

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Main image by Reze Boona

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Friday Fun- Adekunle Gold

The muscian Adekunle Gold is a fan of batik, adire fabric and can often be seen in his performances and in his videos wearing some pretty cool outfits. Check out the video, enjoy the music and of course the colours.


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Do you want to get a gift for that creative dressmaker or crafter in your life but not quite sure what to get?

With our online Gift Cards you can’t go wrong. They get to choose, in their own time and at their own convenience, from our wide range of fabrics.

Starting from as little as £5, our gift cards are delivered directly to your inbox, so you can forward to the recipient. You can find them here.

Till next time, enjoy the rest of the week.

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ShweShwe Fabric

We have brand new Shweshwe Fabric from South Africa in stock. A lot of circle and geometric based motifs but also a new floral which is proving to be popular already.

We have also restocked some bestsellers like the Lion Head shweshwe, back by popular demand.

Just click on an image to take you to the product page.

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Creative Finds: Aphiasakyi


There are great creatives out there designing, manipulating, sewing and combining fabric and patterns to create some pretty amazing products and art and in the first of the series, we bring you Aphiasakyi. This is  a Ghanaian brand making some absolutely stunning jewellery pieces from African wax print fabric. Have a look!


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A lovely interior project by Roads 2 Joya, for a yoga studio in Peckham. Seating in chocolate velvet and scatter cushions in Ghanaian print featuring our mustard and pink Speedbird print and a teal and green Nsu Bura Record Print. Really love the mix, so vibrant!

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It is always so exciting to get new fabric to stock. We just got a delivery of batiks from Nigeria and this collection has a variety of marble batiks.

We love the versatility of these because you don’t have to worry about pattern matching. In addition, they can work for so many different types of projects.

Imagine a set of cushions, each would be slightly different but it would be obvious they were of the same family. Imagine a maxi dress in one of these. It would be a show stopper, something for a warm holidays away!

So many possibilities!

All the different versions are available to purchase as a 5 yard length or as a 2.5 yard length. Just click on the images below.

Blue and White Marble Batik

Pink and Purple Marble Batik

Pink and Purple Marble Batik

Icecream Sundae Adire

Yellow, Green and Pink Marble Batik

Purple Marble Batik

Black and Grey Marble Batik

Black and Grey Marble Batik

Colourful Batik

Blue, Yellow and Red Marble Batik

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After meeting Annie Sloan at the Handmade fair last year, we were really excited to find out that she has mentioned Urbanstax as one of the brands in her Little Black Book selection in the March edition of the English Home magazine.

Thank you very much. We are so glad you like our curation and look forward to seeing what you transform your choices into!

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A very printastic video with MzVee and Yemi Alade. Treat your eyes to some bright colours and have a fabulous weekend.

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