Skinny laMinx

Cape Town, South Africa
10,763 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Skinny laMinx designs are all produced above the shop at 201 Bree Street, Cape Town. Find our full product range at


Last updated on May 21, 2019

Skinny laMinx designs are all produced above the shop at 201 Bree Street, Cape Town. Find our full product range at


Heather Moore

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Heather Moore


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About skinnylaminx

Sales 10,763
On Etsy since 2007

Skinny laMinx is a design company in Cape Town that’s all about midcentury style, pattern & colour, with a dose of African chic.

It all started in 2007 when Heather Moore began making papercuts and screenprints in a little painter’s studio, and selling them online.

“I’ve always loved making intricate papercuts, and I also enjoy carving linoleum and printing fabric. Working with my hands causes me to come up with solutions, lines and shapes that I find unexpected, and it makes the design process exciting,” says Heather.

By 2012, the business had grown so much that Skinny laMinx opened a shop in central Cape Town, at 201 Bree Street. Upstairs from the shop is a light and airy studio, where the team is hard at work, cutting, sewing and packaging goods to send off to homes and stores across the globe.

Each year, Heather designs a new textile collection and we bring out new fabric and paper products for sale. Skinny laMinx fabric goods include cushions, shopping bags, table runners, napkins, tea towels, purses and smock dresses for toddlers. We also sell fabric by the metre for use as upholstery, curtaining and other décor items.

“My design inspiration draws on my environment and experience, resulting in clean and simple design in interesting colours. People like the designs, but they also like following me on Instagram to see how the designs develop out of the things I see and make.”

Some of our very successful design collaborations include working with Chronicle Books, Cloud9 Fabrics, Heath Ceramics and there are more in the pipeline too.

About the future, Heather says:

“I hope to keep evolving as a designer, ensuring that our patterns and products continue to inspire everyone who sees Skinny laMinx to think afresh about pattern, colour and shape.”

Visit the Skinny laMinx website at or follow us on social media

Shop members

  • Heather Moore

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I'm Heather Moore. I started Skinny laMinx as a bit of a hobby in 2006, and now it's turned into a proper business. I do all the designing and prototypes, and have a fab team help me do the rest.

  • Sonia

    Customer Service, Shop Manager

    Sonia is the one you'll chat to with any questions about our shop. She's got two little ones at home, so occasionally may be having a teddybear's tea party rather than answering convos. I'm sure you'll understand :)

Production partners

  • Da Gama Textiles

    Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Da Gama Textiles is on of South Africa's oldest and leading textile producers, covering a wide range of textile requirements for both local and export markets. Da Gama's niche rests in the branded products they produce since 1946.

  • Imaterial

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Imaterial is a Textile Printer specialising in the apparel and interior decor trade with 25 years experience. Imaterial printssmall and large continuous or cut panel orders. Their inks are water based and solvent free. Other services include water re

  • Nadieya, Mariam, Brigette. Moena and Marcia

    Cape Town, South Africa

    These lovely ladies make up our cutting and sewing team. They work independently, mostly on Skinny laMinx work, but also with some other small designers in Cape Town.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2019
Hello! I'm Heather Moore, and I live in Cape Town, South Africa, where I have a shop called Skinny laMinx, with my studio right above.

Everything in my shop is designed by me, and then the rest of the team gets stuck in to make sure it all happens 'just so'. Our printing is, sewing, and other bits of production, are all done by local individuals and businesses not far from the studio.
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If an order doesn’t arrive with the buyer within 60 working days of sending (barring extraordinary delays due to postage strikes, extreme weather or political events), we will re-send a replacement, but this will happen one time only. After that, it’s a loss for both of us, and we’ll just have to jointly curse the post office.

If you change your mind about your purchase, you can return it within 30 days of the purchase date. If it is still in the condition in which we sent it, we’ll give you a refund on your purchase. Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable.

NB: Before returning an item, please email us to let us know what you plan to do.

If the item you received is damaged, or somehow unsatisfactory, please get in touch with a clear photograph of the problem. Any damaged goods supplied by us will be replaced.
Please use Paypal.
All orders are shipped from South Africa through our international shipping partner FedEx. We offer a flat rate for international shipping, and delivery will take 2-3 business days.

​NOTE: Many countries add extra import taxes and VAT to incoming packages from foreign companies. It is up to you, the customer, to know about and to pay for the shipping taxes in your own country. Skinny laMinx is not responsible for any additional costs accrued from custom taxation or abandoned packages. International vendors must agree to these terms when placing orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
South African customers, please get in touch with us at shop[at] about local orders.