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News 2021

The latest News & Updates from The African Fabric Shop

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The new Shwe Shwe is HERE: 2 July 2021

  • Unpacking and uploading the new Shwe Shwe to the website is one of the most exciting days of our year
  • Great new designs and colourways
  • Including new White on White and White on Gold colourways
  • Tell me more...


Langa Lapu sunprints + Bolga fans + contemporary white mud cloth: 10 June 2021

Sample our new collection of Langa Lapu sunprint fabrics from South Africa

Lockdown wax prints + vintage Kente cloths + new mud cloth: 20 May 2021

Top row: new and already rare lockdown wax prints
Bottom row: more new wax prints just in from Ghana

Rare vintage printing blocks + more: 4 May 2021

Our display of rare vintage printing blocks from A Brunnschweiler & Co, Manchester

Spring SALE goes live: 27 - 28 Mar 2021

  • Big savings on fabrics, beads and baskets
  • 25% off selected Bolga baskets
  • 10% off Langa Lapu sunprints
  • 10% off Amafu fabrics from South Africa
  • 50% off bone beads from Kenya
  • More info...

Zoom Shop Open Day: 5 Mar 2021


Video Launch + New Doll Kit + Zoom Open Day: 12 Feb 2021


African Decor Special: 27 Jan 2021


Great no-waste African home decor by Jenny Hall

New Year = New Stuff: 12 Jan 2021

  • We're busy shipping your orders as quickly as we can and updating the website with new products
  • New mud cloth from Mali: including one very big one with rare central motif
  • Kudhinda screenprint shipment just arrived from Zimbabwe
  • Magie's been busy putting together new packs of Vintage Textile Fragments
  • Plus: quilts by Alison Farmer, Kendall Moyers and Judith Wickman
  • COVID in Africa: what's the latest info?
  • More...
Magie, Bob and Jenny enjoy pre-Christmas bubbly: seems like a long time ago
 
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