FabricWorks is a leading UK ethical clothing and textile manufacturer.
We are a social enterprise, producing new and mending old garments,
homeware and textile items from our East London studio.
Our enterprise offers holistic support to our staff and students that work and learn with us.
Our free training programmes teach local women sewing skills. Our enterprise supports women into work, many undertaking commissions, costed at the London Living Wage.
MENDING & ALTERATIONS
An opportunity to hear from a women-led production team on how we can successfully work differently to make a difference in the fashion industry and our local community.
As women when we go through changes, particularly motherhood, We’re often the ones who take a step back in our careers and employment. Now with my three young children, other types of employment no longer work for me, I need and want to work around my children’s timetable.
FabricWorks has given me a skill for life which has allowed me to use it as a trade and when you go out and earn your own money it’s invaluable and brings so much joy.
We are producing clothing in a factory but we are considered as individuals, not robots, we’re a community of women and like a family. We’re a happy team and when we can balance home and work life, we inevitably end up producing better quality items the fact that it’s sustainably produced means we’re doing our bit for the planet, which we’re all passionate about!
Fieruza, FW team member and machinist