Category Archive: Britex Announcements & Sales
Get 20% off all fabrics in the Linen Category through Monday, June 15th. We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest known textiles. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabric, including new additions to this summertime favorite fabric category. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, Roman shades, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. Sale ends Monday, June 15th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Linen Category fabrics only – in-store linen fabrics are not included in this sale)
Britex Fabrics is currently seeking full-time Sales Associates! This is a very high-visibility, high-energy position, which requires excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. Fabric and sewing knowledge is a must; textile artists and makers are valued here! Previous fabric store sales experience and/or a second language is helpful.
Would you like the chance to join our team?
A good candidate must:
*love to sell
*have good sewing knowledge and skills
*have excellent fabric knowledge
*be able to help customers of all kinds with a vast variety of needs and questions
Please apply in person Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm at 146 Geary Street, in Union Square. Public transportation is recommended–we are only a few blocks from the Powell Street BART station.
Do you ever feel like you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? Well, Britex is currently feeling the same. We’ve been slowly processing a massive shipment we got recently from Italy, and the boxes just stretch on and on. But we have some luscious sneak peeks for you! And yes…this luscious beauty is now available online!
Tuesday, May 19th to Monday June 1st! Get 20% off everything in our online Lightweight, Stretch, and Midweight Cotton category fabrics. Get ready for springtime showers and summertime relaxation! We carry an ever expanding collection of cotton fabric in our online store, including witty Swedish home decorating graphic prints, stretchy pant-weight cottons, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan fabric, elegant imported shirtings, breezy eyelets, hand-blocked Indian prints, delicate voiles, stupendous Swiss batiste, and more! (This sale is good for online Cotton Category fabrics only. In-store cotton fabrics are not included in this sale)
Well, it’s here! And it’s time to get in on all the sewing fun. Today Colette Patterns launched a new blouse pattern, the Aster, and we have it here in the store! It will be on our website soon, but for now come to our 3rd floor to snag a copy. Along with this newest addition, we have a whole set of Colette patterns, and we just love them. Ranging in silhouettes and sizes, as well as some men’s wear, Colette Patterns is an excellent alternative to buying from large chain companies. Take a peek!
Britex is excited to announce that our annual Remnant Sale will be happening in our store on May 8th & 9th. This sale will be a brick and mortar event, located at our Geary Street location in San Francsisco, on our fourth floor where all remnants will be 50% off. We’ve got piles of gorgeous fabrics just waiting to get taken home. Make sure to mark your calendar now and arrive when we open — that line starts early! And, since it’s Mother’s Day weekend, you could even bring your mum for a celebratory day-out. We hope to see you then!
Do you reuse your bags? For example, going down to the farmer’s market or lugging items from the car. Even storing weird bits and pieces around the house! Well, you can now get your very own reuseable bag with our logo and use it to win a $50 gift certificate to Britex Fabrics. And it’s very simple!
Have you ever wanted to carry your sewing stuff in a bag that you’re proud of? Don’t live in California and can’t get a beautiful Britex bag at our store? Well never fear! Now you can get your very own bag and all you need to do is purchase some of our gorgeous fabrics online. Place a fabric yardage order of over $80 through our online store, submit it, and we will tuck it in with your shipment when it sends out. And voilà! You are ready to hit the town and show off where you get all of your fine fabrics.
Every year, for the past few years, we have proudly sponsored the National Make it With Wool, a competition encouraging the joy and versatility of sewing with wool. Members are asked to create an entire outfit, for themselves, out of all wool (or 60% wool blends) using techniques such as sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Each competitor is entered into Regionals, and if chosen, will then move on to Nationals. This year the National competition was held in Reno, CA and produced the following winners.
Kris Puckrin – Junior Division (ages 13-16)