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Visit us by appointment

You are very welcome to shop for our wide variety of African fabrics, beads and fair trade baskets in person. However, we don't have a traditional shop and we don't keep regular shop hours.

To avoid a wasted trip, please contact us in advance to make sure that we are not away in Africa or 'on safari' to a textile event somewhere in the UK or Europe.

Magie Relph, Bob Irwin and Isobel Holland

Shop location and contact info

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth

Our correct location on Google Maps

IMPORTANT: If you are using Google Maps on a mobile device and you enter African Fabric Shop, make sure Google takes you to our shop address at 33B Greens End Road in Meltham. For correct directions to the shop, enter our shop post code: HD9 5NW. We are in the unit behind the hair dresser and the dog grooming salon.

t: 01484 850629


A note about access

Please be aware that as we do not operate as a conventional shop, we are located up a flight of 15 stairs.

Next Shop Open Day

Saturday 13 Oct, 10-4

Drop in and meet our special guest Steph Saward. Steph hand-dyes her glorious yarns and scarves right here in Meltham!

About Shop Open Days

We try to hold one Shop Open Day per month, generally featuring the treasures we've brought back from our most recent travels in Africa.

Food and drink in Meltham

If you're coming to the shop for an Open Day - or by appointment - you've got plenty of excellent options for grabbing a bite to eat in Meltham, all less than five minutes away walking. Here are some of our favourites, in no particular order.

Café 33

Our pal Gemma and her team are always busy in this welcoming, home-style café. Bob always has pie and peas, except when he has Yorkshire pudding piled with roast beef and gravy. Magie loves her toasties. Best espresso and cappucino in Meltham. Highly rated at 4.5 on Tripadvisor.

33 Huddersfield Road, Meltham, HD9 4AF

The Foxhole

Helen and Crissy have created a very special bistro right here in Meltham. We generally head there in the evening, but when the gang from our last Ghana tour visited the shop we had an outstanding lunch there. Highly rated at 4.5 on Tripadvisor.

3 Huddersfield Rd, Meltham, HD9 4NJ

t: 07921 465785

Two Valleys Deli

A Meltham institution and the only place to go for takeaway sandwiches - especially bacon and sausages reared on the family farm. Best pork  pies and Scotch eggs on the planet. A good choice of cheeses and salad boxes as well. Top rated 5.0 on Tripadvisor.

4 Green End Road, HD9 5NW

Meltham Business Associaton

A good starting point for local info:

Holmfirth Tourist Info

Accommodation around Meltham

Given that we are right in the glorious Pennines, we're amazed that Meltham doesn't have more accommodation right here in the village.

Micro apartment, Meltham village centre

CPS Estate Agents here in the village lets out a lovely micro apartment right in the village centre at a reasonable £49 per night.

Other than that, try Airbnb, etc. for options in the area, including in Holmfirth.

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