An ethical fashion design and production studio, our own childrenswear brand, and an education and training hub
FabricWorks is the training, production and social enterprise arm of Stitches in Time. It began formally in 2014, matching the need for a London based textile production service with the need for supportive employment opportunities for women with an interest in sewing but with little/no work experience. We assist women facing marginalisation into training and employment, by creating opportunities to learn, gain real experience and learn a trade in a supportive, empowering environment. We now operate an innovative and ethical professional manufacturing service taking commissions from artists, designers and brands who care about who makes their products.
For more information or to make a production inquiry, visit the FabricWorks website here.
Our FabricWorks classes provide skills-based learning to women facing multiple disadvantage. We teach professional manufacturing skills to an industry level, and graduates of our courses are guided into further progression opportunities. These range from support into volunteering opportunities and towards employment, whether it’s by assisting staff delivering workshops, help in applying for jobs, gaining experience in the FabricWorks studio or with our industry partners, assisting in the design, make and sales of our Mini Stitches childrenswear brand, or by progressing into work our own FabricWorks production team.
Mini Stitches is a pioneering new project revolutionising the UK’s ethical clothing supply chain, bringing a new and fresh approach to childrenswear, designed and made at FabricWorks, the social enterprise arm of Stitches in Time.
The collection is made entirely by local women that are involved in our charity and on our training programme and all profits are reinvested back into the project with the aim of growing into a nationally recognised ethical children’s wear brand.
Shop it here and support us in supporting more women into work!