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  • The World of Anna Sui at London's Fashion and Textile Museum

    May 31, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    "I wanted to dress Rock Stars!" - Anna Sui

    Anna Sui trims available at Britex Fabrics
    If you can't make it all the way to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, you can come check out our Anna Sui Tribute to the San Francisco Summer of Love on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store!


  • Gentleman's Wardrobe

    May 23, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    The Gentleman's Wardrobe is a really great new book that we just got in on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store. It includes patterns for shirts, a waistcoat, trousers, a jacket, boxer shorts, pajamas, slippers, a messenger bag, a wallet, a bow tie, a cap, and more. With each project it includes suggested fabrics and color photos of finished garments for men, as well as tools and other sewing resources. The Gentleman's Wardrobe is written by Vanessa Mooncie, and was just published this year. So often people have come in asking us for patterns for men's clothing, and this is a great place to start. Be sure to come in and check it out, and keep an eye out for the new patterns we just ordered for men's vests, pants, shirts, and more, arriving soon!

     


  • Mannequins: A Rich History in Fashion

    May 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    pucci Sharman, the owner of Britex Fabrics randomly stumbled upon one of the oldest and best mannequin factories in the heart of New York City. So we decided it would be a great time to share some more information about this wonderful art form that is often overlooked. Join us as we window shop through history.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Category Fabrics Now - 5/29!

    May 16, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Fall In Love With Imported Novelties!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Fabrics 5/16 - 5/29!
    Britex Fabrics is renowned for sourcing unique, amazing textiles from all over the world, and our fashion novelty fabrics are often the most unusual and memorable pieces in our stock. Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic, nylon, and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest, and you'll add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured fashion novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen. This online sale is from 5/16 - 5/29! Quantities are limited. This sale good for online novelty fabric category purchases* only 5/16 - 5/29. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll at the de Young

    February 7, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Get inspired by 1960s music, art, and fashion this spring! The Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll exhibit will feature over 300 significant cultural artifacts from the summer of love, including over 150 from the museum's permanent collection. Included in this exhibit are rock posters, photographs, interactive multimedia shows, costumes, textiles, avante-garde films and more. The period is marked by groundbreaking developments in art, fashion, music, and politics.

    "Distinctive codes of dress also set members of the Bay Area counterculture apart from mainstream America. Local designers began to create fantastic looks using a range of techniques and materials, including leatherwork, hand-painting, knitting and crotchet, embroidery, repurposed denim, and tie-dye. These innovators included Birgitta Bjerke, aka 100% Birgitta; Mickey McGowan, aka the Apple Cobbler; Burray Olson; and Jeanne Rose."

    In conjunction with this exhibit, the de Young will be presenting a curator and staff lecture on Thursday, February 23rd from 10:30am - 12:30pm. The Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll exhibit will run from April 8th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017.

    For more information or to order tickets, please visit the de Young website here.


  • Online Fabric Sale - Decorate Your Daydreams With Linen!

    January 5, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Online sale: 20% off all online Linen Category fabrics 1/10 - 1/23. 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, hightlighted by our amazing Irish linen. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. Our online linen sale starts on January 10th and ends on January 23rd. This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch Service purchases.  *Some exceptions apply. Quantities are limited, so order your swatches now! This sale is good for online linen fabric category purchases* only 1/10 - 1/23. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.

     

     


  • Fabric Sale: Let Our Scintillating Silks Seduce you! (Sale Ends 1/9)

    January 5, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Let our NEW scintillating silks seduce you!

    Britex Fabrics loves everything about silk and it shows. Silk is a natural fiber that is usually derived from the mulberry silkworm’s cocoons. Silk has it all; it is smooth, soft, strong, and lustrous. Silk is ethereal for a summer frock, and just as smart for a winter frock-coat lining. We delight in traipsing about to find you the most chic Italian silks, natty necktie silks, brilliant jacquard silks, and airy sheer silk chiffons.

    20% off all online silk category fabrics now - 1/9!


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics 12/27 - 1/9

    December 27, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Join us for our online silk fabric sale, with 20% off most of our seductively gorgeous silk fabrics*! Britex Fabrics loves everything about silk and it shows. Silk has it all; it is smooth, soft, natural strong, and lustrous. We delight in traipsing about to find you the most chic Italian silks, brilliant jacquard silks, and airy sheer silk chiffons. Order your swatches now for the best selection! Our online silk sale starts on December 27th and ends on January 9th. This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch Service purchases.  *Some exceptions apply. Quantities are limited, so order your swatches now! This sale is good for online silk fabric category purchases* only 12/27 - 1/9. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Online Sale 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics 12/13 - 12/26

    December 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Wool fabric from Britex Fabrics is perfect for every season. Summer-weight wools make elegant pleated slacks, wind-resistant boiled wools are perfect for snow-angel expeditions, tricotine is retro-glamorous for a 1950's gored skirt, and everyone craves a snappy bespoke double-breasted pin-striped jacket for year-round urban flair.

    This sale is good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 12/13 - 12/26. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Draping With Emily Payne From Project Runway & Project Runway All Stars

    December 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Learn to drape from Project Runway star Emily Payne. Emily will share her own designs by letting you in on her draping secrets. This demo will last about one hour and a half, with plenty of time for q&a to follow.

    Plus, every participant gets 20% off regular-priced fabrics coupon. Whether you are a Project Runway fan or you are interested in draping, this is the demo workshop for you.

    Emily Payne, San Francisco based fashion designer and former Britex Fabrics team member has showcased her fashion design skills on the Lifetime network series Project Runway Season 13, and was also featured on Project Runway All Stars. Emily's fashion labels are Leathertongue and DevonRose.

    Tickets
    Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm


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