Fabrication Crafts secures National Lottery support to research the history of heritage crafts on Coney Street Fabrication Crafts is excited to announce that it has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £9,700, for a heritage project researching and reinvigorating the heritage crafts that have been created and traded on Coney Street in York City Centre. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, we will work with local people to identify the trades and skills that once made this a vibrant trading area for artisans and crafts people. Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, based on the research findings we willRead More →

A report commissioned by Leeds City Council and Leeds Metropolitan University has praised Fabrication as “a model that could be used to grow the [independent] sector”“Rising costs, fierce competition and growth of internet sales have taken a heavy toll on the UK high street, with independent retailers coming under increasing pressure. The report, launched on 25th April, calls for more support for independent businesses in the city“There’s a real need for traditional business support in the form of mentoring and financial advice, together with more sector-specific support with things like merchandising, customer service and in-store promotion.”Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for developmentRead More →