About Us


We just don’t want to move our latest range, but need to move some of our older stock, which is beautiful and valuable in anyone’s stash…so you can purchase the newest range at $35 per meter, but only the same meterage as the older fabrics you purchase, ie:  You buy 4 meters @ $5 or $10 per meter, you get to purchase the newer, more expensive range at $35 per meter, but only 4 meters,otherwise its $70 per meter! Capiche?

We love our fabric, we want you to add it to your stash and make it sing!!

About Astratex – Suppliers of Dress Fabric Online in Australia

Phoebe D and G

NEWS FROM 2020 – WE HAVE CLOSED OUR SHOP IN SWAN STREET.  Yes a bit sad, but it does mean we can continue to bring you beautiful fabrics from our ON LINE Store, or our Fabulous POP UP SHOPS.  We will be Popping Up at 228 Lennox Street, Richmond every 2 weeks on a Sunday…suspended until further notice (the dreaded Coronavirus!!)

But you can always see our fabric on line, and if you subscribe to our newsletter, you can be updated when we are back in the NON VIRTUAL world!

Astratex (formerly Artextil) is your prime destination for gorgeous Italian and European fabric online in Australia. With a keen eye for excellence and elegance, our buyers travel to Europe’s designer fabric mills to source beautiful and unique fabrics, from Italian silks, cotton and linens through to wools and beautiful hybrid fabrics that enable you to realise your vision and complete that special garment.

Our designer dress materials and beautiful wool suitings will inspire unique garments that individualises fashion expression. Browse our stunning collection of dress fabric online or visit us at our Swan Street store in Richmond.

Try Before You Buy with Swatches Sent to You

As you browse through our quality dress materials and designer fabrics online in Australia, you might see a style or print that you like but you want to see it in person before ordering. Simply call or email us to have swatches sent nationwide. We don’t charge for this service, as we are that confident that you will find the exquisite dress material you need to realise your vision. Also ask us about our wholesale rates (minimum 10 metres).

Agent Services Available for People Buying European Dress Fabric Online in Australia

If you’re in the manufacturing industry and want to buy stylish dress fabric online in Australia, be sure to get in touch with us. We buy in Italy for small manufacturers twice a year when we travel over to buy for our shop. Give us a call to discuss so you too can have beautiful Italian fabric as your product to make into garments.

Grab a Bargain with Our Sales

Thanks to our relocation to Swan St in Richmond, we’ve been able to reduce our overheads, enabling us to present our beautiful product to Australia at a more competitive price point. We have two sales a year: Pre Arrivals (now on) and Pre Summer Range Arrival, usually around September. These prepare our store for the large shipment of the upcoming seasons.

We will continue our long tradition of bringing Europe’s most flamboyant and exciting dress fabrics to Australia in order to inspire the imagination.

In Store Dressmakers

In store, we have a stable of dressmakers and designers who can accommodate your sewing needs and bring your ideas to fruition, from very basic designs to special occasion outfits. Our experienced dressmakers can work from a commercial pattern or your own specific designs. Our team has built up a keen following, and can not only help with your designs and fabric choices, but also complete your garment at a very reasonable price. We particularly like to copy a favourite garment of yours, this is an efficient and usually successful method of producing a beautiful result. Give us a call to enquire further.

Contact Us Today

When it comes to finding quality fabrics online in Australia, you can trust Astratex to provide exactly what you need. Browse our range of dress fabrics online and place your order today.