In July 2015, Emporia Fabric & Craft took the plunge, expanding from their small premises on Bank Street to open a larger unit in Park Mall Shopping Centre.
The move came about after Ashford Borough Council purchased the centre last summer, looking to reinvigorate the shopping mall which then suffered from a number of empty units and low footfall as a result.
On Sunday 17th July, Clair and her team will be celebrating their first year of trade in their Park Mall premises, surrounded by now even more independent businesses and a much livelier and attractive centre.
The shop will be hosting a Flash Sale this weekend, opening on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th with all full-priced fabrics up to 15% off. The shop will be open on both days from 10am - 5pm.
Find out how you can enter Emporia's competition too, where you could win a hamper full of crafty goodies!