Magie and Bob travel extensively all over Africa researching and buying fantastic African textiles, beads and baskets. Come back often to see what they’ve just brought back from their travels.
We also organise seven World Textile Days around the UK in 2018.
Final quilt sale total - 31 December
'YOU are fantastic!'
That's what Head Nurse Rose Mendy said about YOU - all the African Fabric Shop customers who have supported the Sukuta Health Centre by buying a quilt or even making a cash donation.
Our final total - money YOU contributed! - is £2,670.
We took this great news to the clinic in person in December. Work has already begun on the next phase of improvements. These include repairs and renovations to the septic system and new sealable, sliding windows to keep dust and prying eyes out of the maternity ward and pharmacy.
From Rose, Musa and the team - THANK YOU!
2018 is shaping up as a great year for African wax prints. Check out the latest designs from our recent Ghana trip. View and buy: African wax print fabrics
Plus: We're really excited about the innovative new designs coming out from Woodin and Da Viva. View and buy: African print fabrics
Magie and Bob are 'working feverishly' sorting through the goodies from our most recent travels to Ghana (October/November) and The Gambia (December).
We're photographing and getting items up on the website as fast as we can - hopefully in time for those last minute Christmas shopping sprees!
Come back to the website daily to see what's new.
View and buy: Mud Cloth from Mali
View and buy: Handwoven Mud Cloth & Indigo Scarves
Just in time for Christmas, we've just uploaded a great array Bolga Laundry Baskets onto the website.
View and buy: Bolga Laundry Baskets
Magie always tries to keep busy when we're on the road in Africa. To fill those long hours waiting for transport or queueing on borders, what does she do? She gets out her scraps of fabric and gets stitching! Introducing Magie's Postcard Collection: small handstitched quilts she makes while we're travelling.
This one - Postcard from Sirigu - is Magie's interpretation of the painted house motifs in Sirigu village in northern Ghana.
View more from: Magie's Postcard Collection