Hand made soaps and bathbombs all individually made by Anne Using only the best ingredients. Anne’s soaps are bathbombs are free from SLS, never tested on animals and are suitable for vegetarians. New products for Christmas include cupcake soaps. Check out Anne’s range at Fabrication,  Leeds.Read More →

The Seasonal Larder grow local – preserve local – think global We produce handmade preserves inspired by and made from  local  &  seasonal  fruits,  vegetables,  flowers  and herbs, Our range varies throughout the year but includes:  Cordials & Syrups Jellies & Jams Relishes Fruit Sauces Fruit Ketchups & Savoury Sauces Dried Fruits The  main  ingredients  for  all  our  products  are  always grown within 50 miles of our base in LS25. We get our fruit,  vegetables,  herbs  &  flowers  from  a  mix  of commercial growers, wild food and swapping with people who have grown more in their garden or allotment than they can use. We takeRead More →

Art Matters is the new social enterprise run through People Matters, and funded by Leeds City Council. It consists of two groups of eight artists, who meet on a weekly basis to learn new techniques, develop business skills, express their personal style and ideas, and be part of a thriving creative environment. We had an event in October to launch our new enterprise, which was a part of the Love Arts 2012 festival. We also exhibited our artwork in the Light shopping centre for the festival, which gave us the opportunity to network with likeminded individuals and groups. Since October 2012, Art Matters have beenRead 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 →