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  • Funky Brown African Batik Blazer

    Have you checked out our range of funky print and batik blazers? Well even if you haven’t here is one to have a look at. This one is the Brown Batik Blazer and the idea behind this wardrobe essential is simple. They come in a simple yet flattering cut and can be worn in a number of ways making them quite versatile.

    Brown Batik Blazer

     

    STYLE TIPS:

    The simple slightly loose fit is perfect if you are looking for the right African print jacket to add to your wardrobe. The blazer has 3/4 length sleeves and is also cropped in style. You can team with a pair of boots with a skirt and layer up during the cooler autumn/fall months. You could also rock your blazer with some skinny jeans and heels for a semi-formal look for a date or lunch out with the girls. Just a few options! That’s the beauty of it, you create you own look.

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    THE FABRIC:

    The gorgeous fabric is a handmade, hand-dyed fabric from southern Nigeria. The designs are painstakingly drawn by hand and dyed in various steps to achieve the layers of colour and pattern. It comes in a mix of browns, burnt orange and even hints of olive green.  Due to the organic nature of the fabric, no two jackets are exactly the same which I think is an added bonus. Your blazer will be truly unique to you!

    Brown Batik Blazer

    BUY IT HERE:

    The blazer is available here: www.urbanknit.com/shop/brown-batik-blazer in the following sizes:

    UK 8/US 4/EUR 36
    UK 10/US 6/EUR 38
    UK 12/US 8//EUR 40
    UK 14/US 10/EUR 42

    So how would you style yours? Are you a converse and skirt kind of girl or a heels and skinny jeans glam chic?

     

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  • Gifts and Wrapping- we can handle it!

    With the gift giving season just round the corner we are taking some of the stress out for you at this time. We can gift-wrap any of your orders for free and even send directly to the recipient to save on postage costs for you.

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    In addition, we you can opt in for a gift box for that extra special present. This is ideal for larger orders and the gift will arrive in a kraft box which will be decorated in a simple, clean style with individual items wrapped in colourful tissue and placed in the box. You can also add your personalised gift message to the recipient. Our packages are always colourful and fun and sure to brighten someone’s day.

    This is all very easy to do. On the checkout page simply tick the Gift Box option and enter your message below. Presto! order goodies6

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    Let us know if you have any questions or a particular request with regards to gift-wrapping and delivery.

     

  • Alpaca- The luxurious option

    Aren’t Alpacas just so cute. Apart from their cuteness they also produce Alpaca Yarn a lustrous and silky natural fiber and tends to be warmer and not prickly in comparison to wool. It is also soft and luxurious and tends to have a glossy shine compared to regular wool.

    image courtesy of this greenearth.wordpress.com

    The Alpaca yarn we use in our extra chunky cowls are of the Peruvian variety. Alpaca is often compared to cashmere with the latter seen as one of the most luxurious fibres especially in the production of fashion pieces. Interestingly Alpaca is now seen as a far better alternative to cashmere.

    Midnight Blue Alpaca Cowl

    Extra Chunky Knit Alpaca Cowl/Snood in Midnight Blue

    The grasslands required to sustain cashmere producing goats are vastly depleted in China as a result of a great interest in the fibre in the 90s which lead to a continuous fall in its price. In addition to that fact, Alpacas literally have a smaller environmental footprint than goats, where their soft, padded feet are gentler on the terrain and they can graze without destroying root systems. With a faster rater of wool growth, they also produce far more wool than goats do in the same amount of time.

    A fact that we quite liked here at Urbanknit is that a human is involved in every step of the process to convert the fibre to usable yarn!

     

    Alpaca Cowl

    Extra Chunky Knit Alpaca Cowl/Snood in Cream

    As though you need more, here are more reasons to love Alpaca!

    • Alpaca is similar to cashmere in water absorption as both absorb almost no moisture.
    • Alpaca is soft and less itchy against the skin
    • Alpaca fiber is naturally hypoallergenic.
    • Alpaca is naturally windproof.
    • Alpaca features less shrinkage (washable).
    • Alpaca is highly breathable
    • Alpaca offers great warmth for the weight.
    • Alpaca keeps you warm in wet conditions.
    • Alpaca is flame resistant.
    • Alpaca is very low in static electricity.
    • Alpaca does not hold debris and stays cleaner for longer.
    • Alpaca is stain resistant and resists acquired odours.
    • Alpaca is all natural and biodegradable.
    • Alpaca has natural luster.

    Are you tempted to give it a try? Go on, you know you want to!

     

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  • How to rock an Ankara print jacket

    Those in the know are aware that prints can actually be very versatile. I personally believe that the numerous colours used in the pattern design allows you to wear your print pieces with so many other colours and with numerous variations.

    Here is an example of one way to do this with an Ankara print jacket. Our humming bird jacket has shades of green, plum red, mustard yellow and various other colours. With this outfit you can wear these shades as block colours for the rest of your pieces.

    So simple, so fun!

    How would you wear yours? Fewer colours? Classic white? Please share.

     

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  • How to Rock It: Colourful Clutch Purse

    Elegance doesn’t have to be all muted colours and plainness. Our Tropic Swim Minisnap clutch is the perfect accessory if you want to pop with colour and make a statement, albeit not a very subtle one! This colurful clutch purse is a great way to make a statement without being overstated. Mixing colours and a mix of textures will give you the unique look that won’t be forgotten too quickly!

     

     

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  • Christmas Trend: Textured Textiles

    This is pretty cool, our Chunky Alpaca cowl is featured in the Etsy trend list. Yay. Go and check it out.

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  • How to Rock it: Brown Batik Blazer

    Look cool this autumn. There are many ways to make the versatile Brown Batik Blazer your own. Casual, formal, sporty. It all depends on your style or what look you are going for. How would you wear yours?

     

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  • Back In Stock: Lilac Petals Supersnap Clutch

    She’s baaaacccckkk. Said in a sing-songy voice. Well we listened to the feedback on the Lilac Petals Supersnap Clutch and have restocked this lovely clutch bag.

    The beauty we believe is in the detail as the large flower on the front of the purse is intricately embellished to give it that sparkly, dazzling look. Definitely a statement piece for that black tie event or dinner date!

     

    Do let is know what you think.
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    And as we often like to do we have come up with a dream outfit with accessorised with the this dazzling clutch. It works well with soft pastels and pinks. If you want to get the look check out our Polyvore page.

    Radiant Orchid Supersnap

     

     

     

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  • Giveaway: Ankara Seed African Print Cushions

    Our new Ankara seed cushions make a great way to add colour and pattern into any living space. We love the character that African print cushions lend to a bedroom or living room and thought we might share by giving away a set of two!

    The winner, picked at random from the comments section will receive one with the maroon motif and one with the teal motif  as shown in the image.

     

    Ankara Seed African Print Cushions

     

    HOW TO WIN:

    Browse Urbanknit.com and let us know your favourite item by leaving a comment here. Feel free to share with your friends on Facebook, twitter etc with a simple click. That’s it!

    For additional entries:

    * Submit this post on any social network (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc) by clicking on the Share buttons at the bottom of this post. Tag us with @urbanknit and leave a comment here to let us know. You can use the image right at the top for this.

    * Pin any of your favourite products on Pinterest and include the hashtag #Urbanknit in the comment area so we can read and repin.

    * Blog about the giveaway and link to this post or the Urbanknit website. Please leave a comment to let us know.

    * Become an Urbanknit Facebook fan if you like.

    * Join our mailing list (bottom corner on any page of our website)

    * Tweet it on Twitter and tag us (@urbanknit)

    * Post on Instagram and tag us (@urbanknit)

    * Post on Google+ and tag us (@urbanknit)

    That is all! There is a handy button below each product so you can share them easily. Please leave a comment here to let us know which one you have done any of the above. You can leave as many comments as you like to increase your chances of winning.

    If we get more than 100 comments we will give away another set of cushions to a second winner! So get clicking.

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    WHO CAN WIN:

    Anyone can enter and you can do so as many times as you like. We ship worldwide so the giveaway is open to all. If the winner is based outside of the UK, the cushion covers will be sent without cushion pads. The giveaway will run till Sunday the 5th of October at midnight GMT when a winner (or winners) will be picked at random and announced. We will need your address details if you are the winner so please check back on the 6th of October, 2014 for the winner’s name.

    Good luck and please spread the word!

    Have a great week.


    A big massive thank you to all of you that took the time to enter the giveaway. The lucky winner of the cushions is Sarah Matos! Congratulations Sarah!

     

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  • Fabric of the Week: Red Stars Ankara

    This week we have a wax print as our fabric of the week. It features a red star motif against an olive green background. Definitely a show-stopper and not for those that want to do subtle!

     

    1. RED STARS ANKARA SUPERSNAPRed Stars Supersnap Clutch

    2. RED STARS ANKARA IPAD SLEEVE

    iPad Sleeve

    3. RED STARS ANKARA ZIPPER POUCH

    Red-stars zipper pouch

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