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  • Four Floors of Fabulous: A Britex Fabrics Tour (Special Dates in Conjunction with SFMade Week)

    April 25, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Join us every other Saturday at 11am sharp | FREE
    (First Come First Served)

    Tours are led by expert Britex Fabrics staff.

    This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early.
    Space is limited. Reserve your space now.
    Contact us for special group tours.
    415-392-2910

    Get your tickets

    Britex Fabrics will be having three week day tours as part of SFMade Week!
    Special Tour Dates:
    Monday May 9
    Wednesday May 11
    Friday May 13

    UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
    April 2, 2016
    April 16, 2016
    April 30, 2016
    May 14, 2016
    May 28, 2016
    June 11, 2016
    June 25, 2016
    July 9, 2016
    July 23, 2016
    August 6, 2016
    August 20, 2016
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  • SFMade Week Round-up

    May 13, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

    Wow! SFMade Week was a blast! Thank you to all that made it out to any of the many workshops, tours and celebrations that took place around town last week.

    Our lovely friends at Bluxome Winery welcomed us at Masters & Makers on Tuesday with our very awesome and educational Textile Station.

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    Simultaneously, a special SFMade tailored Warp x Weft took place here at Britex. Three Babes Bakeshop treated us to locally grown and baked apple pies graciously delivered by Good Eggs.

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    We concluded with an After-Hours Textile Tour on Thursday with, of course, drinks from Bluxome Winery.

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  • Join us on 5/6 for Masters&Makers

    April 30, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

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    Kick off SFMade Week by joining us at Bluxome Street Winery to celebrate all things made masterfully, locally.  Enjoy demonstrations, samples and conversations with some of your favorite producers, alongside WesBurger fare, Bluxome wines and Magnolia brews (benefitting SFMade). Admission is free — come make and partake!

    53B Masters&Makers
    Tuesday, May 6th from 5-8PM
    Bluxome Street Winery — 53 Bluxome Street (btw 4th and 5th St in SOMA)

    all evening long…
    Blackbird Guitar—Big Sound, Small Body
    Britex Fabrics—Textile Station: Focus on Fiber
    Crooked Nest—Bromeliads & Bolts
    Magnolia Gastropub—Drink Beer, Benefit SFMade
    WesBurger—Burgers & Fixins (think, fried McVicker’s)

    plus…
    5:20 SF Milk Maid—DIY Cheese: From Udder to Fork
    5:40 ForeignSpell—Palatable Printmaking
    6:00 ForageSF—Cure Your Own Meat w/ Wild Herbs
    6:20 Foggy Notion—Fun with Mason Jars
    6:40 McVicker’s—Pairing Your Pickled Favorites
    7:00 Bluxome St Winery—Barrel Sampling
    7:20 Dandelion Chocolate—Bean to Bar & In Between
    7:40 Raff Distillerie—Gin is to Absinthe as Bummer is to Lazarus

    What's a Textile Station?
    We’re so glad you asked! Our new Textile Station is a way for you to test your fiber knowledge. See and feel raw fibers—silk, wool, cotton and flax—and try to guess what fabrics are made from those fibers. Here’s a hint…there may be some trick blends.


  • Britex & SFMade Week

    April 21, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

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    SFMade presents a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them. SFMade Week is seven days of education, exploration, and innovation, designed to celebrate and heighten local awareness and understanding of the local manufacturing sector and the companies and people who bring locally made products to fruition.

    Tour some of the City’s best known and emerging artisan manufacturers’ factories. Take classes and pick up a new craft with your favorite manufacturers across the city. Taste, tour, and toast during these special events with independent wineries and breweries. Wednesday, May 7, build a vibrant manufacturing sector with us, and come to SFMade’s Annual Fundraiser, Ramp It Up!

    As SFMade members and SFMade Week sponsors, Britex is adding to the celebration with a Warp x Weft: Textile 101 (May 6) and an After-Hours Textile Tour (May 8).

    Register here >

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    So much more in happening during SFMade Week.
    Learn More >


  • SFMade, Tote Bags & Britex Tradition

    January 29, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

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    After sixty plus years in San Francisco, Britex has seen unbelievable changes from the close of City of Paris and I.Magnin to the rise of tech in our very neighborhood. And now, even our usual style of keeping production local is receiving a different sort of attention. Our fabrics still come from all over the world, but our tote bags are made right here in San Francisco. We're proud to announce that this year we are officially SFMade members.

    SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco,  that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. Visit SFMade before you shop and you'll be surprised to find out how many local companies are contributing to our local economy from casual fashion to your favorite food truck.

    If you want to celebrate with us with great design, purchase your limited edition tote bag soon before they're all gone.


  • SFMade Week: a celebration of local manufacturers and their products

    April 25, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    SFMade Week is Monday, May 7th to Sunday, May 13th. Saturday, May 12th is Shop SFMade Day! SFMade presents a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector and the companies and people that bring locally produced products to fruition. SFMade Week features seven days of educational events, factory tours, and retail adventures designed to heighten awareness of local manufacturing and its critical role in our local economy. Visit sfmadeweek.org for a list of retailers who support local manufacturers. Events include factory tours of Ritual Coffee Roasters, Anchor Brewing Company, Rickshaw Bag Works, Foamorder, Timbuk 2, Kika’s Treats and Cocoa, and an SFMade introduction and orientation.


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