Latest news from The African Fabric Shop:
26 March 2020
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10% discount online
at our 'Virtual World Textile Day'

Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March. Use Promo Code -  WALES2020

For 12 years World Textile Day in Llanidloes, Wales has been our first World Textile Day of the year.

We always enjoy a great welcome from our hosts at the marvellous Minerva Centre. It's a great day of textiles, cakes and meeting up with friends.

Of course, this year we've had to cancel - leaving a great big hole in the weekend.

Our  solution?

If you can't come to World Textile Day Wales, let's at least bring some great fabrics and textiles to you - a sort of virtual World Textile Day.

Bob and his quilt 'Fugu Man' at World Textile Day Wales 2019

Promo code WALES2020

It's easy.
  • Browse our website
  • Shop till your fingers bleed.
  • At checkout, enter the Promo Code WALES2020 and remember to click the Apply button.
  • Our system will automatically apply a discount of 10% to your purchase (before shipping, that is).
  • Plus: you can use this Promo Code as much as you like. But this weekend only.
  • Even better: you can use it from anywhere in the world, not just Wales!

Pass it on

Spread the word... please forward this email to your textile loving friends. Remind them to sign up for our e-Newsletter. See you online!

Textile Traders joins in World Textile Day 10% off event

Diane and Jim Gaffney - our great pals and co-organisers of World Textile Day - specialise in handmade textiles from across Asia. They're in the same boat as us - nothing to do this weekend! - so they're joining in as well.
For a 10% discount on fine Asian textiles, Java batiks and more, go to: and enter code WALES2020.

NEW fabrics and textiles included in our weekend 10% discount

Bob's been photographing like mad in his garage studio... Magie and Jenny have been organising and uploading...
So this weekend we're all set to go with plenty of new fabrics on the website.
Check 'em out and save 10%

Some of our new Amafu hand-dyed fabrics, just arrived from sunny Durban

Susan Briscoe Designs on board for virtual World Textile Day

Who doesn't know Susan and her vast range of Japanese kimono fabrics?
With World Textile Day in Wales cancelled, Susan is joining our virtual World Textile Day - offering the same 10% off online - this weekend only. Go to: and enter code WALES2020.

More World Textile Day links

Instagram: The Running Stitches - Tanya Burne 
Instagram: Slow Loris - Martin Conlan

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Lots of new ideas coming your way soon!

Staying connected in tough times

Few of us have ever experienced anything like the uncertainty, anxiety and - let's be honest: genuine fear - we are feeling as we try to cope with this  pandemic.

We think 'staying connected' is important right now for many reasons.

  • For those who are isolated - both physically and emotionally - a renewed sense of community can help a lot. 
  • Our small, fair trade business needs sales to survive.
  • Our suppliers - small scale artisan makers in Africa - need our business, now more than ever.
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