About Fabworks

Fabworks Online: Your Home For Buying Great Quality Fabric!

Welcome to Fabworks Online, brought to you by Fabworks Mill Shop in Yorkshire, England!

Fabworks Online has a huge array of dressmaking and sewing fabrics to choose from.

Whether you need some wool to throw around your neck as a scarf that keeps out the winter chill, or a stretchy jersey to make a bespoke T-shirt, Fabworks Online has it all!

 

Fabworks Online is the newest offshoot of a well-established family business based in Dewsbury, in west Yorkshire. The first company was set up in 1905. The original family members traded in reclaimed textiles and shoddy waste at a time when this part of Yorkshire was known throughout the world for the manufacture, production and distribution of fine woolen cloth.

Eighty-five years, several family split-offs and three generations took the business into the 1990s, and the changing economic climate showed a need to diversify. This idea developed in the form of a tiny pop-up retail shop at the front of what is now Fabworks Mill Shop, which sold remnants and bit-bags on occasional Saturday mornings. In a gradual move that has now repositioned the entire company, textile retailer Fabworks Mill Shop has become the mainstay of the business. Throughout the continuous changes, the independently-run family firm has retained its core values and operates today as a flexible and friendly working environment with a 'can-do' attitude, putting customer satisfaction at the heart of the business.

Fabworks Mill Shop's early days – 1996

Fabworks Mill Shop

The bustling, well-stocked mill shop of today is a far cry from its early start in 1996. Very slowly, the new business grew as word of mouth spread about the variety of stock – from vibrant and colourful kite-fabrics to occasional rolls of cashmere – combined with great accessibility, excellent prices and unexpected treasures.

Today Fabworks Mill Shop covers nearly 5,000 square feet. It supplies every range of fabric from soft furnishing materials through to dressmaking linens, wools, shirtings, leather and all sorts of other haberdashery supplies. All of the Fabworks staff are fabric enthusiasts and enjoy helping customers to fulfill their dressmaking dilemmas. The Mill Shop is open six days a week and attracts visitors from across Yorkshire and beyond. Many of the fabrics on sale at Fabworks are limited; the changing variety is only part of the attraction!

Fabworks Mill Shop – January 2015

Fabworks Online

With the fourth generation of the family joining the business, it soon became obvious that setting up an online shop was the next step forward, enabling Fabworks to provide customers with a further level of service.

Fabworks Online offers a wide selection of dressmaking solutions, from lightweight cotton shirtings through to heavy weight wools, along with fabrics from the more popular dressmaking ranges at Fabworks Mill Shop. In addition, special one-off exclusive lines are offered online only, such as the new Avoca heritage wool collection, which was specially commissioned for Fabworks.

 

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