Beautiful African Prints and Batiks from Africa

London, United Kingdom
4,001 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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


Last updated on Jan 21, 2021

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


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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, 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.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 18, 2021
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
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you may return it to us for a refund only if the fabric is defective or damaged. As the fabric is cut to your desired length, this is considered to be a customised item and can only be returned at our discretion.

To qualify for a refund you must inform us of your wish to return or exchange within 14 days of receipt of your items. The items must be returned in original condition with all tags and packaging intact and items in a saleable condition. We also do not accept returns on fabric that has been cut and/or washed. It is your responsibility to pay for the order to be returned and obtain a certificate of posting.

Kindly note that we do not accept returns on Sewing Patterns.
You can make payments with credit cards, debit cards or with Paypal.

WITHIN THE UK: Orders are sent using Royal Mail second class post. Most orders will arrive within 3 working days.

INTERNATIONAL: Orders outside of the UK are sent by Royal Mail Tracked Shipping.

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

Express orders received before noon (BST) on a weekday will be dispatched on the same day. After this time, they will be dispatched the next working day. Orders received over the weekend will be sent out on Mondays. Kindly provide a telephone number if you choose this option.

As the UK has now left the EU, orders to EU countries will now be charged local VAT and duty charges and may be subject to additional handling charges upon delivery. If you have any questions related to customs charges you are advised to contact your local customs office.

CUSTOMS & DUTIES: Please be advised that you are responsible for the payment of any import duty that might be incurred in your country.

Do no hesitate to get in touch if you need further information on delivery and shipping.
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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 Apr 18, 2019
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, Tanzania with more countries explored as we go along.

Care instructions

You can wash most of 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.