WE LOVE AFRICAN FABRIC
We love all types of African fabric and at Urbanstax our mission is to source and sell beautiful and authentic African fabric. We source African Wax Print fabric a.k.a. Ankara, African batiks and tie-dye with a special love for Nigerian Adire. We also have woven strip cloth, Aso-oke from Nigeria and stunning Shweshwe prints from South Africa.
All the fabric we sell is made in Africa and we currently have fabric from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania. We update our stock regularly. Learn more about the different types of our African textiles here.
PATTERN PICK: I Am Patterns Shérazade
More summer fashion sewing ideas with this simple make. Great for a beginner with lots of scope to have fun with mixing fabrics or colour-blocking. Imagine mixing three shweshwe prints!
NEW FABRIC IN STORE NOW
Black and White Aso-oke$10.00 – $100.00
Dark Blue and Turquoise Polka Batik$41.00 – $81.00
Diamond Grid wax print, Green and Pink$14.00 – $81.00
Geo Peaks Black and White Ghana print$14.00 – $81.00
ON THE BLOG
Look What They Made- Adire Raglan Top
Here’s another Urbanstax project, this time it is the Raglan top from the Avid Seamstress pattern. It is actually a dress pattern with a variation for a top. The dress … read more
Sewing patterns for African fabric: 5 best patterns for summer tops
Spring is finally here in the UK and you may be thinking about adding some versatile tops to your handmade wardrobe. We have some suggestions for some of the best … read more
Fabric of the Week: Beautiful Blue Shweshwe Fabric
Our fabric of this week is blue shweshwe fabric. Blue was one of two of the original colours that this South African print fabric was available in. There are now … read more