Welcome, welcome, to a new chapter.
First off, let me assure you, Fabric of my Life is not going anywhere! I’m still going to be active in this little corner of cyberspace, posting all about my home, my life, my travels and all my favourite discoveries from far and wide.
But, since moving up North from London 3 years ago, my focus has moved more and more towards seeking out and championing small independent brands based in the North of England. I was discovering more and more of them but – surprisingly – they didn’t seem to be getting the widespread love and critical acclaim many comparable brands in the South seem to. And I had to look a little harder to find them; rarely did an all-singing, all-dancing press release announce their arrival in my inbox as so many London brands, stores, even makers, often do. So I wanted to carve out a special place online to celebrate all those wonderful discoveries that I had found. And thus, Fabric of the North was born. Sharing not just talented designer-makers, brands and stores, but also beautifully designed spaces and considered wellbeing too.
Launched earlier this week, I’ve already been overwhelmed by the support and love this new editorial website has received and I’d be delighted if you wanted to join me over there too. It’s been a real labour of love, and one that probably wouldn’t have seen the light of day if it weren’t for the time afforded to me by the Coronavirus pandemic. The time right now is unique, and I’m using it the best way I know how.
Fabric of the North celebrates considered, slow living spaces, and the stories of creative, ethical and sustainable designers, makers and brands I have discovered whilst living in the North. It is my aim to encourage the conscious decision to seek better, buy better and support better.
I hope to see you there!