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
33B Greens End Road
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
Please be aware that as we do not operate as a conventional shop, we are located up a flight of 15 stairs.
Drop in and meet our special guest Steph Saward. Steph hand-dyes her glorious yarns and scarves right here in Meltham!
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.
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.
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
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
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
Given that we are right in the glorious Pennines, we're amazed that Meltham doesn't have more accommodation right here in the village.
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.