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September 29, 2016 by Britex FabricsWe’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.
September 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
In 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.
August 22, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.
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.
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.
August 2, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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!
July 28, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.
Our beautiful finished window on Geary! Thanks, Lance. Great job!
July 27, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Lovely blues and greens abound in our signature wool wall on the first floor. We love the cool blues, crisp greens, and the mix of textures and color. Really, once you start browsing the wool wall, touching the fabrics and dreaming of what to sew, you become lost in the possibilities.
Worth the stop in to our brick-and-mortar store, or use our customized swatch service online to pick out fabulous fabrics to make your next coat, suit, or autumn skirt.
July 1, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Celebrate Summer and Take 50% Off All Nylon Lycra Fabrics & All Elastic Trims By the Yard!
Our Summer Swimwear Sale includes 50% off all all lycra fabrics, including solids and prints, as well as all of our amazing elastic trims by the yard!
Tuesday, July 5 - Tuesday, July 12
*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. No mail orders, email. phone, or special orders.
Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.
146 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA. 94108
Monday - Saturday
10am - 6pm
CLOSED MONDAY JULY 4th
June 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics100% Japanese Cotton Badgers Eating Apples 44" wide $29.99 / yard Available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-392-2910 100% Japanese Cotton Bears in the Woods 45" wide $22.99 / yard Available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. Email email@example.com or call 415-392-2910
May 31, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
The magenta silk gazar pictured above is a plain weave, high twist, double yarn, with a smooth texture that is crisp to the touch, and is available on the first floor in our brick-and-mortar store only, and is not available online. It is 57" wide and $89.99 / yard.
$89.99 / yard
1st Floor of Britex Fabrics
Please call us at 415-392-2910 or email us to order.