Urbanstax

Beautiful African Prints and Batiks from Africa

London, United Kingdom · 1120 Sales

Urbanstax

Beautiful African Prints and Batiks from Africa

London, United Kingdom 1120 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   For African Fabric including Ankara wax prints and handmade Adire fabrics. Our beautiful hand-dyed wax batik fabric and African print fabrics are sourced from markets all over the African continent.

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Last updated on May 13, 2017

For African Fabric including Ankara wax prints and handmade Adire fabrics. Our beautiful hand-dyed wax batik fabric and African print fabrics are sourced from markets all over the African continent.

Urbanstax

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10 fat quarters of African wax print fabric. Perfect if you want a mix of prints for smaller projects. You get 10 different colour popping prints all of 100% cotton
Astrid does it again in her gorgeous maxi skirt made from our green and brown crevette print.
As you can see, Ankara travels well and Astrid makes it look fabulous!
Mrs F rocking her blue swirls batik in style with this simple ruffle dress. Love the look.
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Fabulous Finds

I always get asked where I get the fabulous wax prints and batiks I work with and I decided to make these available for those who want to experiment with unusual and vibrant textiles.

Here you will find beautiful African fabrics ranging from handmade, hand-dyed batik fabric from West Africa, to Shweshwe prints from South Africa. You will also find African Wax prints that are specially selected for their uniqueness.

Hopefully, I can also pass on the growing knowledge I am picking up along the way as I travel and explore to provide Made in Africa fabric.

Shop members

  • Dolapo

    Owner

    My name is Dolapo and I love to design and create things with bright colours, bold shapes or intricate patterns. I am a chartered Architect turned accessory designer.

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Find Urbanstax at the following upcoming markets!

  • Festival of Quilts
    National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
    Pendigo Way
    BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS

    Aug 10–13

    The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show. The show is a celebration of quilting with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, extraordinary galleries from well-renowned international artists, 350 textile workshops, talks and demos from the leading lights of the quilting world and a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts. It really is the ultimate quilting experience.

  • The Handmade Fair
    Hampton Court Palace
    Hampton Court Rd
    HAMPTON, GREATER LONDON

    Sep 15–17

    The Handmade Fair is the ultimate creative day out. Take part in hands-on workshops, learn from the experts, eat from delicious street food vendors, and buy tools, materials, and beautiful products from the handpicked sellers. Take a look below and find out more about our upcoming events!

  • The Great British Sewing Bee Live 2017
    ExCeL London
    One Western Gateway
    CUSTOM HOUSE, GREATER LONDON

    Sep 21–24

    The UK's largest new sewing and dressmaking event 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 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist dressmaking and textile supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your material stash, learning to sew, master the art of dressmaking, see the judges and contestants from the TV programme plus so much more.

  • The Knitting and Stitching Show
    Alexandra Palace
    Alexandra Palace Way
    LONDON, GREATER LONDON

    Oct 11–15

    The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Alexandra Palace show is the flagship Knitting & Stitching Show, established over 25 years ago. Whatever your passion our craft shows are the perfect place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your sewing and knitting supplies. Join us at the knitting event of the year!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2017
I always get asked where I get the fabulous prints I work with and I decided to make these available for those who want to experiment with colourful and vibrant textiles.

I only stock fabric which is produced in Africa. Here you will find unique fabrics ranging from handmade, hand-dyed batik fabric from West Africa, to Shweshwe prints from South Africa. You will also find Wax prints that are specially selected for their uniqueness.

I would love to see your finished creations made out of the fabric you have purchased and to feature you on our blog. We will send you a special discount code to use on your next purchase for any images sent!

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

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Payment
You can make payments with credit cards, debit cards or with Paypal.
Shipping
PLEASE PROVIDE A TELEPHONE NUMBER WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.

WITHIN THE UK: Shipping is via My Hermes courier service for most items whereby a tracking number will be provided. Royal Mail First Class post is used for smaller items. Most orders will arrive within 3 working days.

INTERNATIONAL: All international orders are sent by DHL and shipping takes about 3 working days to most destinations but will take longer during busy periods like Christmas.

EXPRESS/PRIORITY MAIL: Kindly choose a shipping upgrade according to your need in the drop-down menu for shipping at checkout. Within the UK, Next Day Delivery is available through DHL and orders received before noon will be delivered the next day. Outside the UK, orders will be sent via DHL and will arrive between 3 to 5 working days. Kindly provide a telephone number if you choose this option.

SAVINGS ON SHIPPING: It can sometimes be difficult to estimate shipping costs and if I am able to make savings on the shipping costs, I will issue a refund for the difference once the item is shipped.

CUSTOMS & DUTIES: Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that might be incurred.

Do no hesitate to get in touch if you need further information on delivery and shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds on items returned within 14 days of receipt. Items should be in original new condition and should include original packaging where possible

More information

Last updated on May 25, 2017
Frequently asked questions

You sell fabric in Yards, What is a Yard?

A Yard is approximately 91 cm

Where is your fabric made?

The fabric we sell is produced in African countries; Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast with more countries explored as we go along.