Based in the north east of England, the fast-growing Fabric Skateboards is a pioneering, passionate and design-obsessed skate brand producing a wide range of hardware including bright and colourful decks, wheels, T-shirts, caps and beanies.
One of Fabric’s star names is teamrider Paul Regan, a Hull-based skater sponsored by Newcastle’s Native Skate Store – a barnstorming debut part starring Regan was released in January 2013, filmed by Andy Rayner, Matt Hirst, Elliot Tebbs, James Clifforde, Marc Banks and Royce Honeysett. The edit, mostly set in Hull and Sheffield, quickly became an internet sensation and the benchmark for all UK ams to step to if they want to move up the ranks.
As well as Regan, Fabric’s team consists of Jason Lewer, Connor North, Manny Lopez, James Bush and Mark Baines. Dutch ripper Douwe Macare, who had been on the company’s flow team for a while, was put on the full team in 2013, and was welcomed with a sick four-minute edit, becoming the company’s first full-time European rider.
The Fabric team visited the DC Embassy in Barcelona in June 2013, and some next-level footage of the trip soon appeared online. Later in the year, the company hosted a skate jam at the rad new Rockcity Skatepark in Hull, and online footage of the event surfaced in February 2014, featuring indoors East Yorkshire antics from the team alongside a strong gathering of locals and a cameo from local legend and former Blueprint rider Scott Palmer.