Independent department store and creative workspace

Fabrication Crafts is a Social Enterprise supporting micro crafts and design businesses. With work and retail space in Leeds and York

We also run craft classes and hen parties as well as hosting exhibitions and events

Our online shop is available to access here, offering a click and collect option to our shops, or post direct from them or our makers. Click here

We are now offering private shopping time in both our shops, as a way of safeguarding our customers, as we reopen during the current pandemic. Book here for Leeds and here for York.  We are also allocating these times to people who are exempt from wearing a mask, as we cannot allow unmasked customers in store. This way they can also shop safely


  • Photography Studio

  • Jewellery Studio

  • Exhibitions and event space Leeds.Our mezzanine level is available to hire for exhibitions, events and talks, on an affordable basis. Either for an hour, day or week

    Exhibition Space

  • Fashion Workspace

Welcome to Fabrication Crafts.

Leeds independent department store, creative workspace and fashion incubator

Fabrication Crafts Ltd is Social Enterprise supporting micro craft and fashion businesses in Leeds.

Set up in 2008, to provide ad hoc work space, with rentable facilities for Fashion designers, costume makers and jewellers. This now runs at our Fabrication2 venue.

In October 2012 we opened a pop up in The Light. This gave more makers a place to sell, we remained there until September 2018 and have now taken on a lease at 79 Albion Street Leeds.

We also have a pop up in York at 24 Coney Street.

See our shop page for more details

Also teaching crafts skills in house and in the community.

Leeds independent department store, creative workspace & fashion incubator. Social Enterprise supporting micro craft & fashion businesses

About Fabrication Crafts

Set up in 2008, with the aid of an Unltd Award, giving adhoc and permanent workspace for makers to use. We supply jewellery benches, leatherwork facilities and a fashion incubator space

We opened our first shop in October 2011, with a popup on Kirkgate Leeds. Quickly moving to the Merrion Centre for 2012. In October 2012 we opened a pop up in The Light. This gave more makers a place to sell, we remained there until September 2018 and have now taken on a 10 year lease at 79 Albion Street Leeds.

We also have a pop up in York at 24 Coney Street.

Our sellers are our shop staff, due to our remit to stop social isolation amongst crafts people

In November 2015 a fire and subsequent demolition halted our workspace and classes. We have now moved into a much larger building.  This has capacity for more makers and community groups to use our facilities

Fabrication is run by long term makers, rather than business advisors so you can be sure of mutual support