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  • Our Love is Here to Stay!

    October 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

     

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    Britex Fabrics has been in the news lately. So, what's the real story on Britex? We are not leaving Union Square. The real story at this point is that we've been absolutely overwhelmed by the calls, and emails, and tweets, and Facebook messages from people who are heartbroken at the mere idea that we might be closing. And while it's terrible to worry people like that, it's really reassuring to know that we're so valued in the community - it means that we're doing something right, and we're going to keep on doing it! And I really love having all these conversations that we wouldn't ordinarily have - everyone's got a Britex story.


  • 100% Spooktacular Cotton Print Fabrics

    October 5, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Here are a few of the prints we have available.

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    Spooktacular cotton print fabrics for Halloween. Pumpkins, cats, skeletons, witches and bats! Dozens of 100% cotton Halloween print fabrics are available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. All are 44" wide and range from $11.99/yard - $16.99/yard. Call now to order yours. 415-392-2910


  • 50% OFF ALL FABRIC PURCHASES* (IN-STORE ONLY)

    October 4, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics FALL OCTOBER SALE FOR BLOG

    *In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets, previously discounted (except remnants) and specialty items are excluded. No mail orders, online orders, Customized Swatch service, phone orders, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.


  • Velvet Ribbon For Everyone

    September 30, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Our imported 100% nylon velvet ribbon is extremely soft and drapable. We carry single-faced velvet ribbon, double-faced velvet ribbon, and stretch velvet ribbon.Velvet ribbon is wonderful for many uses, including hair ornamentation, gown sashes, decorative bows, and gift wrap. We love using it as an unusual and elegant picture matt, or tied into tiny bows to trim the wrist of a pair of dove grey suede gloves. Whether you are creating a choker, a multilayered necklace wrap, an all-in-one choker and necklace, or a simple bow, Britex Fabrics has over 300 different velvet ribbons in our brick-and-mortar store. If you're not local, check out our fabulous velvet ribbon selection in our online store for a variety of colors.


  • NEW Liberty of London Prints!

    September 29, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    We’re pleased to present three new Liberty of London luxurious cotton lawns in our store. Liberty of London is a distinguished English designer, producing fine cottons since 1875. The first is a fabulous East Meets West, featuring mystical dragons, camels, suns, and phases of the moon. The second is Strawberry Thief, which features blue birds and mini strawberries, and the third is Tree of Eden, which features brightly colored flowers. Liberty cottons are durable, and nearly wrinkle-free when taken directly from the dryer. This fabric makes delicious pajamas, dandy tailored shirts, dapper bow ties, and is a joy for hand-smocking. 54" wide. 100% cotton. Imported from England. Someone told us that you could finger-press Liberty lawn to remove wrinkles, and to our surprise we discovered that they were correct. Liberty is incredibly drapable, long-lasting, and luxurious. These amazing cotton fabrics are available in our brick-and-mortar store or through our online customized swatch service. Call 415-392-2910 now and ask for the second floor cotton department to order. These are only a few of many new prints we now have in stock! All Liberty cotton prints are $45 / yard and 54" wide.

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  • We're Going Punk Rock

    September 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    CaptureIn preparation for our fashion show PROJKT Maiden Lane, which is a week from today, Lance, a Britex Fabrics staff member is styling our windows this afternoon. Check out the plaid, chain, and metallics (all available at our brick-and-mortar store) which make for a stylish and edgy display.


  • We are Closed on Labor Day!

    August 22, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics will be closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.


  • Never Enough Sparkle, Never Enough Shiny

    August 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Recently, the New York Times wrote an article about the incredible bedazzling of the leotards, worn by the United States Olympic Gymnastics Team this year.  According to the article, in 2008, when Nastia Liukin won the gold medal in the individual all-around at the Olympics in Beijing, her leotard had just 184 crystals on it, whereas, in 2012, when Gabby Douglas won the same event in London, her leotard had 1,188, and this year, many of the Team USA leotards will have close to 5,000 crystals on each. Ironically, the amount of crystals on the U.S. Gymnastics Team's Leotards has been growing along with the point system by which they are scored. In 2006, the Assessment System went from a 1-10 scale to an infinite one. Be sure to check out our amazing Crystals by Swarovski™ wall on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco.

    crystals 1Crystals by Swarovski™ available in our notions department on the third floor
    of our brick-and-mortar store

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    Leotards, which were once called maillots, were popularized in the late 1800's by Jules Léotard, a pioneer acrobat, known for the flying trapeze. In the mid-twentieth century, leotards took on a more modern shape, where they began to fit the human form, and were less baggy than they had been in the past. As recently as the 1970s, leotards were made from polyester, and it wasn't until the early 1980s that they began being manufactured from Lycra. With this new material came bold graphics, such as the stars and stripes on the side of the leotard worn by Mary Lou Retton and the rest of the U.S. gymnastics team during the 1984 Olympics.

    Currently, the U.S. Gymnastics Team's Leotards are made of a shiny Lycra-like fabric called Mystique, which in addition to the crystals, adds even more sparkle to them. Despite being judged on their performance alone, and not by their outfits, many of the gymnasts like to feel good, and sometimes the added sparkle helps.

    LycraCheck out our Lycra department on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store

    On the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, you can find shiny nylon Lycra, similar to the Mystique fabric used in the manufacturing of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team's Leotards.

    Whether you are creating an outfit for your next circus act, trip to Burning Man, costume for a dance competition or your kid's dance recital, we have an amazing selection of Lycra and crystals available in almost any color, in our brick-and-mortar store.

    To order Lycra swatches for your next project, please use our Customized Swatch Service.


  • I Love Britex Fabrics

    August 2, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    NEW BUTTONS

    Announcing free Britex buttons with purchase in our brick and mortar store! A new staff favorite is the new houndstooth one. Collect all six of these awesome buttons. Come in and make a purchase and any one of them can be yours!


  • Check Out our New Window

    July 28, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Our windows received a makeover yesterday. The final results are fabulous! We love chiffon, because it looks so summery. It would make an excellent scarf.

     

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    Our beautiful finished window on Geary! Thanks, Lance. Great job!


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