Urbanstax

Beautiful African Prints and Batiks from Africa

London, United Kingdom | 1970 Sales on Etsy

5 out of 5 stars
(398 reviews including ratings from DaWanda)

Announcement   I am currently on a short break. Orders will be shipped out on the 13th of February. Do contact me if you have any questions.

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.

Your order must be placed by these dates to arrive in time for Christmas. If you miss the dates, do consider the Express shipping upgrade.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 28, 2019

I am currently on a short break. Orders will be shipped out on the 13th of February. Do contact me if you have any questions.

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.

Your order must be placed by these dates to arrive in time for Christmas. If you miss the dates, do consider the Express shipping upgrade.

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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, Curator, Shipper

    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 and I absolutely love bold prints, patterns and colours.

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Find Urbanstax at the following upcoming market!

  • The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show
    Kensington Olympia

    Feb 28–Mar 3

    The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show champions creativity with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features on offer as well as 200 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more. There has never been a better excuse to get involved in craft!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2018
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.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds on items returned within 14 days of receipt. Items should be in original new condition and should include original packaging where possible. A return will not be accepted if the fabric has been washed.
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: Orders ares sent using Royal Mail first or second class post. Most orders will arrive within 3 working days.

INTERNATIONAL: Most orders outside of the UK are sent by Royal Mail Standard Shipping. This service is typically not tracked. Any order larger than 6 yards will be sent as Tracked and Signed.

EXPRESS/PRIORITY MAIL: If you need a faster delivery, kindly contact us for a quote. Your package will be sent via DHL and orders received before noon will be dispatched on the same day. Your package will arrive the next day for UK destinations and within 3 working days for most international destinations.

Within the UK, Next Day Delivery is available through DHL and orders received before noon on a weekday will be delivered the next working day. Orders received over the weekend will be sent out Mondays. 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.

Do no hesitate to get in touch if you need further information on delivery and shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMS & DUTIES: Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that might be incurred.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices. Nathan should then go on to include information on the following:

INFORMATION I COLLECT
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information like your telephone number for courier deliveries, if you contact me directly.

WHY I NEED YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW I USE IT
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

– as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

– when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;

– if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

DATA RETENTION
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

YOUR RIGHTS
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. These rights are described below:

– You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.

– Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.

– You can object to receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

– If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

HOW TO CONTACT ME
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Dolapo James, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info [!at] urbanstax.com.

More information

Last updated on Nov 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
You sell fabric in Yards, What measurement is a yard?

A yard measures approximately 0.9 metres.

Where is your fabric made?

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

Care instructions

You can wash the print and batik fabrics with mild detergent either by hand or in the washing machine.

Wholesale availability

We do not currently offer wholesale purchasing.

What are the last shipping dates for Christmas 2018?

LAST SHIPPING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS
Asia- 7th December
Australia & New Zealand- 10th December
Eastern Europe- 7th December
Europe- 17th December
USA & Canada- 14th December
UK- 19th December

Your order must be placed by these dates to arrive in time for Christmas. If you miss the dates, do consider the Express shipping upgrade.