HouseOfMamiWata

African Fabric (Ankara) By The Yard & Wholesale

Atlanta, Georgia
34,888 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Please be aware that as of 4/17/20 USPS is experiencing significant shipping delays for some mail classes and locations. Please check usps.com for the most up to date information. If you would prefer another shipping carrier be used for your order, please request so before you place your order.

Most orders received before 11:00 AM EST are shipped same day, Mon - Fri and most Saturdays. For orders containing quilting precuts, please allow up to 2 additional business day for processing. New styles are added 2 - 3x per week so please come back frequently to check them out!

To be the first to hear about future sales, special opportunities, and see our largest selection of fabrics please visit www.houseofmamiwata.com. Please also follow us on Instagram @HouseofMamiWata and on Facebook - House of Mami Wata!!!

Announcement

Last updated on May 8, 2020

Please be aware that as of 4/17/20 USPS is experiencing significant shipping delays for some mail classes and locations. Please check usps.com for the most up to date information. If you would prefer another shipping carrier be used for your order, please request so before you place your order.

Most orders received before 11:00 AM EST are shipped same day, Mon - Fri and most Saturdays. For orders containing quilting precuts, please allow up to 2 additional business day for processing. New styles are added 2 - 3x per week so please come back frequently to check them out!

To be the first to hear about future sales, special opportunities, and see our largest selection of fabrics please visit www.houseofmamiwata.com. Please also follow us on Instagram @HouseofMamiWata and on Facebook - House of Mami Wata!!!

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About HouseOfMamiWata

Sales 34,888
On Etsy since 2015

Catering to Those Who Wish to Express Their Love of African Fabrics Through the Products They Interact with on a Daily Basis

I've always thought that being creative was a nice quality to have, but one that never lent itself towards any 'real' career. So I teetered around in finance, technology, and project management for over a decade. Finally, I'd had one bad boss too many and in 2014 I decided to quit everything and take a sabbatical.

I made a million plans for my time during my sabbatical but nothing excited me more than FINALLY being able to learn how to sew. I was voracious about learning everything I could. I would make something and bring it to bed to show my husband who was kind enough not to say that my obsession was nuts....

...So what's so cool about sewing? I think of sewing as functional art. Gathering materials together to make a piece of clothing or a blanket is no different from an artist assembling her paints to create a masterpiece.

I especially love sewing with African wax fabrics (Ankara) because the bold patterns and colors have so much LIFE! I seriously get happy seeing Ankara on the most mundane objects such as a decoupaged box of Kleenex.

And because I believe that everyone has at least one inexplicably unique gift they were blessed with, I've chosen to explore this love of sewing and Ankara through the House of Mami Wata! Whether this all ends up being a hobby or 'Me 2.0', I thank you in advance for coming along for the journey!!!

Shop members

  • C. J. Madu

    Owner

    I'm an entrepreneur, mom, wife, sister, daughter, best friend, and eternal optimist. I love African print fabrics of all kinds and it's an incredible honor to run a business where I can promote African culture and textiles to the entire world.

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

If you would like to preserve the wax in the fabric, please dry clean only. However, if you don't mind losing the wax finish, then machine wash on cold and line dry or tumble dry on low heat.

Custom and personalised orders

Please don't hesitate to ask!

Physical Store Location?

Thank you so much for your interest in this shop! For now, we are strictly an ecommerce business with no physical locations.

How Do I Remove the Adhesive Manufacturer's Labels?

The manufacturer's labels can be very annoying, but the easiest way to get them off is with a warm iron or steamer. You can check out my quick tutorial here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HouseOfMamiWata/updates/6714153?ref=shop-shares-carousel

OR this quick YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/RAZ2NM9LxtM

What is the difference between ordering dashiki fabric by the yard versus the design panel?

Dashiki fabric ordered by the yard may or may not contain a full design panel (the full rectangular design). Yards are a standard 36" long.

Dashiki fabric order by the design panel will always contain the full rectangular design panel. If you are making some kind of clothing where pattern placement is important, then I recommend ordering by the panel which is a little smaller than a yard (usually anywhere from 31 -33"), but will give you exactly the part of the fabric that you need.

All fabric sold will always be shipped as 1 continuous piece, subject to availability. In the event continuous yardage is not available, we will contact you to give you an opportunity to cancel you order or choose a replacement fabric.

Do you accept Returns or Exchanges?

Returns and/or exchanges are only accepted in the event that the wrong item is sent or the item sent was defective.

Do you sell specific brands?

Unfortunately we sell specific patterns, not brands. While we strive to purchase fabrics from the same supplier, we are subject to the market forces of supply and demand and may have to switch suppliers when a particular pattern becomes available.

Therefore if you continuously order a particular pattern over time, you may receive a different brand from a different dye lot. Despite this, you will never receive different brands of the same pattern in a single order.

What happens to lost, stolen, or returned orders?

While rare, lost or stolen orders do happen. If your order is lost or stolen, you will need to contact the carrier to file a claim. Priority Mail carries a standard $50 insurance and additional insurance required must be purchased by the buyer.

For returned orders, you will be contacted to communicate the reason for the return. If the reason for the return is not our error, the buyer will be required to pay to re-ship the item. As we do not accept returns or cancellations, after 14 days, buyers who do not pay for re-shipping will be refunded for their purchase minus a 20% restocking fee and the original shipping amount paid.

What happens if I don't receive an exact yard of material?

Please understand that we purchase fabrics that are pre-folded by the manufacturer in approximately 6-12 yard increments, not on a bolt. In cutting the fabric, we generally follow the manufacturer's fold lines which may be up to 1.5" over or under per yard if there is any variation. This means that you may receive a piece of fabric that is not quite a yard. We do not charge for extra long pieces of fabric and do our best to catch fabric significantly below this range. However as long as the fabric falls within this range we will not issue a refund, exchange or discount unless you send us a message in advance to indicate that no amount of variation is acceptable.