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  • Online Fabric Sale - Wrap Yourself In Wondrous Woolens!

    January 18, 2017 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. Quantities are limited, so order your swatches now! This sale is good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 1/24 - 2/6. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Warm & Cozy: Julia's Tips For Sewing With Wool

    January 18, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Julia on craftsy.com explains the benefits and delights of sewing with wool, as well as specialized sewing and care tips. Since wool retains heat and keeps heat out, it is an excellent fabric to use to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. Wool is absorbent and can absorb up to 1/3 of its weight in moisture. It's hypoallergenic, as well as wrinkle resistant, and when cared for properly it should last a very long time. We love the garments she uses to illustrate her suggestions...everything from elegant sheath dresses to cozy plaid jackets. For tips and treats, please visit Julia's blog post, Warm & Cozy: Essential Tips for Sewing with Wool!

     


  • 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.


  • Red Plaid Wool Jacket with Scarf by Guest Blogger Shams (Communing With Fabric)

    December 5, 2016 by Communing with Fabric

    img_4041-red-wool-plaid Hey! It's Shams from Communing with Fabric with another project made from a fabulous Britex fabric! For this project, my assignment was to choose one of Britex's beautiful wools. I visited the store just a couple days before I left for Europe to make my choice. After much deliberation, I selected Mock Patchwork Plaid Wool.

  • Create a Classic Camel Coat This Season!

    November 30, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    A camel coat is a fashion wardrobe staple that is an investment that will likely never go out of style. A camel coat is great for a week day commute to the office, a walk to the store, a casual weekend out, or on a cold day that is too cold for a trench. Check out the top 13 styles of camel coats, that are recommended by Elle this winter season, and while you're at it, get inspired and create your own camel coat! Visit our wool section online, and check out some of our camel fabrics. Start with our casual stretch camel coating, or our more luxurious wool and cashmere blend. Don't see what you are looking for, order swatches for your coat project, through our Customized Swatch Service.

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    For the top 13 list by Elle, please visit their article by Justine Carreon here.


  • Project Real Way Challenge #6: Streetwear For the Urban Jungle

    November 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    The Challenge: This week’s challenge was to create a streetwear look for the ‘Urban Jungle’. The contestants on the show went to Orlando Studios to see the new ‘Reign of Kong’ ride to get inspired for the jungle… I just watched the movie trailer.

  • Looks to Be Inspired by This Fall

    October 19, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    With cooler autumn weather comes the opportunity to wear sweaters, long coats, plaid, wool, denim, jackets, boots and more. The people at Bloglovin' have compiled twenty looks to inspire your every day looks this fall, and we are inspired as well. Here are some of the looks they found, with similar fabric from our website to help get you started on some new projects.
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  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics 10/18 - 10/31

    October 18, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Online Sale 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics 10/18 - 10/31

    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 good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 10/18 - 10/31. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Heather's Mohair Coat

    October 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Check out Britex Fabrics fan Heather who showed up to our two day sale last week sporting a mohair coat that she made with the fabric she bought here at our brick-and-mortar store. She created her coat the night before our two day sale. Mohair fabric is available in our online store and in our brick-and-mortar store, in Union Square, in San Francisco.


  • Peacoat Fashion: Then & Now

    September 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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      The origin of the word peacoat is from the Dutch word pije, which in Dutch describes a coat made from coarse wool fabric.  (The Great Wall of Wool inside Britex Fabrics is over 110 feet long) While it was originally the Dutch who first created the peacoat, it was the British Navy who popularized it. The British version was created as a uniform for petty officers, and was also known as a pettycoat for this reason. After the British began wearing peacoats, the design eventually made its way across the Atlantic to the U.S. The United States Navy had sailors known as reefers, who were the people responsible for climbing up the rigging of the sailing ships.

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