The Haberdasher Bee

A Sustainable Haberdashery Shop

Plastic free haberdashery shouldn’t cost the earth – at The Haberdasher Bee, all products are carefully sourced with sustainability in mind

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The Haberdasher Bee is a unique online haberdashery shop with sustainability at heart. I source sewing, knitting and crochet tools with their environmental impact in mind – both in terms of their materials and their manufacturing methods.

SEWING

Eco sewing! All sewing items in my haberdashery shop help to keep your studio sustainable.

Sustainable sewing items

CROCHET

Designed exclusively for The Haberdasher Bee, my eco friendly crochet hook range is sustainably made.

Sustainable Crochet Supplies

KNITTING

Made without plastic, I stock eco friendly knitting needles and sustainable crafting tools for knitters

Sustainable Knitting Supplies

SCISSORS + SNIPS

Traditionally handcrafted in Sheffield by expert artisans, my range is plastic free.

Sustainable Scissors - UK haberdashery

GIFTS

Discover sustainable gifts and gift vouchers – for makers and designers.

Gifts and coupons
Leanne, the owner of The Haberdasher Bee

Who is The Haberdasher Bee?

Hello! I’m Leanne and I run The Haberdasher Bee.

I work hard to source sustainable and eco-friendly haberdashery supplies so that you can sew, knit, and crochet away without worrying about the impact your makes are having on the planet.

You can learn more about me and why I set up The Haberdasher Bee over on my About page, and thus business commitment to social responsibility.

Latest blog posts from The Haberdasher Bee

Sourcing truly sustainable alternatives to animal leather is getting easier every year
Sourcing and Using Sustainable Leather Alternatives

Right now, we’re seeing the development of some pretty exciting technologies, including a growing number of leather alternatives.

Piñatex, made from pineapple leaves, is probably the most well known plant-based leather
Vegan leather: is it sustainable?

Vegan ‘leather’ is usually a ‘faux’ material, produced to feel like the real thing. Depending on how that leather is made, you’ll find that some vegan leathers are sustainable, and some vegan leathers…

Starting the embroidery on the back pockets of my jeans
Personalising Garments With Embroidery

I decided a while back that I wanted to make my handmade garments more ‘me’ by embroidering designs onto them that reflect who I am and what I like. Most embroidery I’d ever done was very basic, so I …

Why buy sustainable haberdashery tools from The Haberdasher Bee?

The Haberdasher Bee is an eco-friendly, sustainable haberdashery with a strong commitment to sustainability. I believe that all businesses have a responsibility to society and, as such, I have clear goals to continually improve how my business operates. You can read more about this on my Social Responsibility page.

Recyclable Packaging

All of my packaging is recyclable and wherever possible this is also made from recycled materials.

Plastic Free

I don’t use any plastic in my packaging and I’m working to remove it completely from my supply chain.

Carefully Sourced Stock

I research all options before sourcing stock to find the most appropriate and sustainable products.