My name is Kate Pearson – I’m a product designer from Leeds.
Inspired by the emerging world of smart materials and wearable tech (and quite possibly the Star Wars ‘Cantina’ scene!) Fabrikk was born back in 2013, so I could follow my passion for design, unique materials, and quality manufacturing.
Sourcing ethical materials along with ethical production practices were the only option when building the Fabrikk team. After 3 years of product development here in the UK, we’ve formed partnerships with like-minded suppliers and UK manufacturers to ensure quality and transparency across our supply chain – with partners who share the Fabrikk ethos.
“Never try, never know” is one of our favourite quotes, as we strive to create a positive and forward thinking community around our brand. We’re constantly up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in textile technology, to improve the functionality and environmental and social impact of our products and production techniques.
We understand that it’s our responsibility to become more and more sustainable as time goes by. Our mission is to constantly implement production methods which will help people and their local communities and to continue to find new ways to design and produce classic, functional, innovative, cruelty-free and long-lasting products.
At Fabrikk, we dare to be different and promise to be fair. Our commitments are to social and environmental responsibility, ethical practices, transparency, inclusiveness, honesty and continual learning.
Our flagship Vela handbag is made from an exciting new cork ‘leather’ material, and is the first bag ever to feature an automated LED illuminating material inside – so say goodbye to rummaging for your keys in the dark!
To complement our bags, we’ve also designed a range of bespoke flat caps and baker-boy style hats, handmade to order in Yorkshire (home of the flat cap!) from the same sustainable cork ‘leather’.
To learn more about our UK manufacturing process, watch our video below. And to stay up-to-date with what we’re up to, follow us on social media.