We're packing the car with new fabrics, beads and baskets from our most recent travels. Magie will be doing a Make and Take workshop as well. We love this friendly little textile event. See you there! Details: Textiles East Fair
Magie Relph and Bob Irwin travel extensively all over Africa searching out fabulous textiles, beads and baskets.
Every time we unpack our bags, we add new temptations to the website. Enjoy!
We are co-organisers of eight World Textile Days around the UK in 2019.
Are we excited about our latest buy of African prints?
You bet we are!
All 100% cotton and 100% Ghanaian: made by Ghana Textile Producers - GTP - and Akosombo Textiles Ltd - ATL.
View and buy: African print fabrics
Last year we experimented with these superb furnishing weight fabrics from the Bogolan collection by Woodin.
Wow - were they ever popular!
In fact, Magie used some offcuts to re-upholster the six chairs around our dining table. Marvellous!
On our most recent Ghana junket we were delighted to find more terrific designs and more great colour combinations.
They're just that little bit heaveier - perfect for most furnishing applications.
View and buy: African furnishing fabrics
We've just unpacked our shipment and we have to say, 'Wow!'
Our latest selection of genuine made-in-Ghana wax prints has everything you cherish in Africa's most dynamic fashion fabric:
All thanks to Perpetual - our favourite wax print vendor in Accra's Makola market.
View and buy: African wax print fabrics
We travelled far for these unique, traditional handpainted cloths: through the cotton and cashew fields to the remote village of Fakaha in northern Côte d'Ivoire.
Was it worth that long and dusty journey? Absolutely!
View and buy: Korhogo Cloths
Have you noticed we've cut down on the big shows? We've only got Festival of Quilts left. Here's why.
From our World Textile Days, we've discovered something important about running a small scale, fair trade business. We're not just selling fabrics, beads and baskets. We're communicating our experiences and our passion for what we do directly to you.
So instead of big shows, we'd rather bring our mobile shop to you. These types of events are perfect for what we're talking about:
Invite Magie as a speaker and we'll bring the shop with us!
More info: Talks by Magie Relph