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Category Archive: Fabrics

Cross-Dyed Linen Jacket with Bias Fringe

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Hi, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

 

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Trending: African Wax Cottons!

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The latest move in designer Resort Fashion ’15 has been leaning towards bright colors and bold prints, ranging from geometric to floral. One of the most inspiring trends, which we have been watching avidly, has been turning the spotlight towards traditional African Wax Cottons. And we love it! Our second floor has a lovely collection of bold prints that resemble some of the gorgeous runway outfits.

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Partaking Patrons Vol. X

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 10!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information.

 

When one thinks of Britex it is not usually first on the list to think of historical costuming. But, as a matter of fact, we have a huge costuming clientele, the most well known right now being Terry Dresbach of Outlander. We serve up piles of wools and cottons and silks for specific and accurate reproductions that our costuming community yearns for. And this time of year particularly picks up with the encroaching Costume College festivities! Costume College (or lovingly referred to by those in the know as CoCo) is a long weekend conference held in Southern California that features workshops, demos, and lectures geared towards costuming and historical sewing. Each of the three days is also packed with events, such as an Ice Cream Social and an evening Gala, where attendees can wear and show off their beautiful creations. There also happens to be a pool party…

 

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Yard Sale Challenge

All right, Britex store goers. Are you up for a challenge? Yes? Good. Because it’s contest time!

 

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What’s Trending Online!

We’ve been keeping tabs on what you all are buying from our website, and here is a quick list highlighting our hot sellers! Make sure to pick some of these up before the yardage is gone; there are some real pretties selling quickly.

 

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First up!

a) Animal-esque Chocolate and White Silk Chiffon, $39.99/yd reg., *ON SALE! For $20.00/yd

b) Softest Whisper-Weight Viscose & Cashmere Knit (Made in Italy), $24.99/yd reg.

c) Heathered Taupe Plaid Stretch Wool (Made in Italy), $34.99/yd reg., *ON SALE! For $27.99 (Limited Stock)

 

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New Online Fabrics

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We’ve got some delicious new items on our website, so we decided to give you a little bit more of an up close and personal look of these fabrics in our store. Starting off are these beautiful and oh, so colorful cottons: our turquoise and watermelon “eyelet” and a metallic flecked orchid (which, by the way, is water resistant! Cool!).

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Partaking Patrons Vol. IX

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 9!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information.

 

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Today we are honoring the cuddly and warm goodies some of our customers have made. It has been a glum and rainy day here in San Francisco, and what better way to overcome that than with gorgeous coats? Our first entry comes from the lovely Peggy Allen (all the way in Alaska!) and her gorgeous winter wear.

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New! Luxurious Liberties & Jacquards

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The floors are alive with stacks of fabrics! And we are just so excited to share a glimpse of what we have with you. From lovely cottons to silks, our collection just keeps growing. So take a peek…

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It’s 4th of July Time!

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Now that we’ve all recovered (relatively) from the excitement of this past Pride weekend, we are gearing up for the thrills of the upcoming one: 4th of July! Whether you plan on heading outside for a parade or staying at home for a BBQ, we’ve got some fun in-store goodies to help you decorate.

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Celebrate Pride with Britex!

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Here at Britex, we are gearing up for the big Pride Parade and festivities this coming weekend. Need inspiration or last minute swag? Or maybe just want a pretty dose of rainbow for your day? Then take a look at our fun Pride themed items…

 

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