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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Nima Shiraz Takes Britex to LA

For many years, Britex has had the honor of being a hotspot for fashion designer Nima Shiraz. We pile amazing fabrics and trims in his arms, send him on his way, and then pouf! He has transformed our items into breathtaking high fashion. This last month we have watched as Nima bought out an entire color of our Swarovski crystal collection, leather and velvet, and lace. And then, we found out what it was for. At the beginning of this month, there was a tribute concert for David Lynch and his foundation to teach Transcendental Meditation. And Nima was making a catsuit for one of the performers, the gorgeous Chrysta Bell.

 

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Inspiring Spring/Summer Collections

We have noticed that during this S/S 2015 collection, many designers have been using gorgeous laces, textures, and colors. Some of our absolute favorites have been the runway shows of Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Alberta Ferretti (just to name a few) and one thing we couldn’t help noticing: we have that stuff!

 

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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate

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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!

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Get a Free Britex Bag!

 

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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.

Happy shopping!

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Enthralling New Workshops

Several times a month, Britex invites our customers to come into the store and participate in classes or demos. This month, we have two very exciting new learning experiences!

 

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On Saturday April 18th, we welcome the amazing Lisa of Zelma Rose and her class “Intro to Needlework”. Lisa is a multi-talented artist whose focus on needlework and hand stitching has sent her accessories business into stardom with such features as Martha Stewart to ModCloth. We cannot wait to  have her join us and to learn her techniques, favorite stitches, and more! Make sure to sign up now over on our event page. Space is limited and you want to get in on the goody bag that awaits.

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Happy Tartan Day!

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Happy Tartan Day from Britex Fabrics! Not only were we inspired by this kilt feature in last months San Francisco Magazine issue, but the awesome time-traveling-Scottish Highland show Outlander is back. And we couldn’t be more thrilled, as so many of our products have been used in the costuming of this production. Thanks to costume designer, Terry Dresbach, you can see many of our luscious laces, buttons, silks, and more on the screen. So, honor the Scottish in you and come on down to peek at our wool plaids!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Britex Fabrics! Enjoy this celebratory day and maybe come in for a peek at our themed items. Everything from luscious double faced Kelly green silk, shamrocked heirloom and eyelet lace, to patches and buttons in shamrock shapes, and glittering Swarovski crystals. But, most of all, we wish you a joyous day and be safe out there on the busy streets!

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Britex Sponsors: National Make it with Wool

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)

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Annual Storewide & Online President’s Day Sale!

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It’s that time of year again–you can shop for the finest fabrics available at prices worth celebrating. Our traditional sale includes fabrics, notions and remnants–that’s four floors (and all online categories) of truly unique materials, all at 30% off.

SHOP IN OUR SAN FRANCISCO STORE!
30% Off In-Store President’s Day Sale*
Monday 2/16 10-7 (we are open one extra hour)
Tuesday 2/17 10-6

SHOP ONLINE!
30% Off President’s Day Sale**
Includes fabrics, notions, lace trim, buttons, ribbon etc
Monday 2/16 midnight to midnight PST
Tuesday 2/17 midnight to midnight PST

WIN A PRIZE!
Shop in-store and share a picture of your favorite purchase using #BritexSale on Twitter on 2/16 or 2/17 for a chance to win a $50 Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate. Don’t forget to follow us! Winner will be announced on 2/17.

*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.

**Online sale excludes custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates.

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About the Artwork: The New San Francisco

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As a 60+ year-old San Francisco institution, Britex has seen and endured many waves of change. However, if you have been downtown lately you might wonder for yourself if this is different. Change is abound, but as you drive by the cranes and read about the latest tech start-up taking residence in SF, remember Britex is here amidst the construction to support and inspire you with the finest and awesome-est materials, plus loads of workshops to take your skills to the next level.

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