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 lease at 79 Albion Street Leeds.
We also have a pop up in York for winter 2018 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