African print fabric is known by many names; ankara, kitenge, pagne, chitenge. It is a fabric with interesting origins and ever evolving history. From Indonesian influence to production in the Netherlands and England. Nevertheless, the bright colours and bold patterns have been adopted by West Africans in particular.
It is important to us to support the local industries in African countries. Consequently, we currently source our African print from manufacturers in Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The fabric typically comes in lengths of 6 or 12 yards. You can purchase by the yard or buy the entire length.
Interestingly, the symbols and patterns have acquired meanings, names and stories in the countries they are sold. Delve into the quirky, colourful world of prints!. These prints are 100% cotton with a crisp hand and a good drape. They are therefore great for a vast range of sewing and craft projects. From dressmaking, to quilting and even upholstery.