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March 8, 2017 by Britex FabricsHave you ever found yourself exploring a new city and then become awestruck by an unexpected finding? That is what happened to me on my most recent trip to San Francisco, California. This trip was meant to be a getaway to a big city, introducing my children to all the joys of San Francisco. I relished the opportunity to share my favorite activities and expose them to new experiences. From cable car rides to appreciating architecture and art – we found ourselves making memories that would last a lifetime! However, it was our interest in exploring a quaint street in the heart of Union Square that led me to one of my most memorable experiences. I found myself facing the back entrance to the world-renowned Britex Fabrics!
February 6, 2017 by Britex FabricsCome check out our new window display, designed by employees of Britex Fabrics. Or if you aren't local, check out a few photos here.
January 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Our community partner, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SNAD) is a relatively new nonprofit on Union Square whose mission is to promote and share the knowledge and history of hand embroidery. One of SNAD’s activities seeks to include stitchers who aren’t necessarily able to visit the school in person by providing three-time per year Stitch at Home Challenges.
In partnership with Build a Nest, last fall SNAD received a donation of colorful upcycled crystals from Swarovski. (these crystals are available for sale at Britex Fabrics on the third floor of the brick-and-mortar store) Each using a packet of provided crystals, more than 70 needleworkers from 10 countries submitted their take on the theme, Jewels of the Sea, incorporating remarkable creativity. The sparkling exhibition, which includes embellished urchins, dancing jellyfish, tony starfish and an upscale sardine can, will be on display from February 4-March 4, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, 360 Post Street, Suite 604, San Francisco. For more information about the school and class schedules, visit sfsnad.org.
This show is on display February 4-March 4, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
360 Post Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA
For more information visit SNAD online.
January 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Britex Fabrics is proud to congratulate the San Francisco Ballet on 84 years of world class performance! This lovely costume is currently in our Maiden Lane window--and if you take a stroll around Union Square, you can appreciate many other gorgeous tutus, tunics and character costumes displayed in windows from Neiman Marcus to La Perla. This season, SF Ballet will be presenting Swan Lake, Cinderella, and the North American premiere of Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein, along with a packed repertory from some of the best choreographers in the world.
December 14, 2016 by Britex FabricsIt's official! Britex Fabrics is now a Legacy Business of San Francisco. Established by the non-profit San Francisco Heritage, the Legacy program recognizes small local businesses who have proven to be historic assets to their communities for at least 30 years. We are so proud to continue to be an integral part of San Francisco's style and culture since 1952, and honored by this designation.
November 15, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Hot off the press! Drop by our San Francisco brick-and-mortar store in the heart of Union Square to abscond with one of our new 2017 calendar postcards. While you're here, round out your collection of iconic, beautifully designed Britex Fabrics postcards. All cards are available at the register.
November 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Britex Fabrics Presents: Meet Your Favorite Project Runway Designers
This holiday season, join Britex Fabrics as we bring you a special FREE meet and greet with some of your favorite designers from Project Runway.
Small Business Saturday Special Give Away (First 50 people who RSVP and are in line)
Special Designer Pop Up Boutique
Sat, November 26, 2016
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
146 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
October 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Join local fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness.
Upcoming dates: Saturday, October 15th, Saturday, November 5th, and Saturday, December 3rd.
Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.
(All supplies provided by Britex Fabrics.)
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.
October 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.
September 30, 2016 by Britex FabricsOur customer Elizabeth Michelle who is a regular customer at Britex Fabrics seems to always be on the lookout for vibrant colors and amazing prints at our brick-and-mortar store. She always gives us a shout out on her Instagram page when she creates something cute or fun from our fabric. Recently, she found a lipstick print that she transformed into a fabulous garment.