Hello Kayleigh! Can you tell us a bit about you and 1st for Fabrics?

I am only a small part of 1st for Fabrics. We are a family business which was started by Julie (my Mam) and Brian (my step-Dad) almost 20 years ago from a market stall each weekend selling fabrics to the North East’s talented factory seamstresses to a HUGE shop feeding a whole new generation of sewists. We opened up our online shop in January 2018, connecting us to dressmakers and creators from much further afield.

I’ve dipped in and out of the business throughout my education and career in the fashion industry, but now I’m firmly rooted here at HQ taking care of the website, making sure our online customers are happy with our services and packing lots of lovely orders.

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