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Spare fabric doesn’t have to be left un-used, breath new life into your African fabric off-cuts with these simple projects. 1. Coin Purse Coin purses are extremely easy to make….

Guipure is a particularly interesting type of lace, as it’s made in such a way that the motifs are stable and therefore can be cut quite easily. Because of this…

Lace is a popular choice of fabric for a multitude of West African fashions. Whether you choose guipure, Swiss voile, brocade or organza, it’s important to understand there’s an art…

Lace isn’t just for shawls and your grandmother’s curtains! Over the past few years beautiful, colourful laces have exploded on to the catwalk and are now worn by everyone from…

West African fabric often brings to mind bold patterns set in a riot of colour – statement fabrics that go against the grain of corporate-wear, clashing oranges and blues, pinks and…

  Lace has become an integral part of African fashion and here at Empire Textiles, it’s a popular fabric that’s shipped around the world to make high-quality garments. In particular,…

When we think of wax prints, we think African wax prints. The searingly bright and boldly patterned fabrics are synonymous with Africa. However, the history of this famous fabric, now…

Guipure lace is renowned in the world of African textiles as an essential bridal fabric. It was inspired by 16th and 17th century, scalloped lace, enhanced by geometric patterns, on…

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