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

I’m proud to say that as part of my sustainability measures, I subscribe to Ecologi. My subscription plants trees and supports climate based initiatives through carbon offsetting – plus, every single order now plants a tree too! You can learn more about my sustainability goals on my social responsibility page.

Shop the haberdashery by category

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

THREAD

Organic cotton thread is an easy way to sew more sustainably – good for the planet and for you too.

GIFTS

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

Gifts and coupons

Shop books on Bookshop.org

The Haberdasher Bee has an affiliate shopfront on Bookshop.org, so you can now buy crafting books while helping to support both my business and independent bookshops too. Check out my curated lists or search for any book using the searchbar below.

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

There's many different ways of marking notches - this is how I try to do mine
Different Methods of Marking Notches on Sewing Patterns

Why might you choose to mark your notches a different way to your “usual” method, and what are some of the options?

Sustainability is something we should all be working towards
One Year In Business – Sustainability Report

Oh how times flies! In August last year, I officially set up The Haberdasher Bee and opened the shop the following month. It’s been an interesting first year and so I thought I’d take the time to sit …

Solar dyeing doesn't require much - just a jar for you to dye in and a well lit area to leave it in
Solar Dyeing: A Low Impact Way To Dye

It’s no secret that I have a strong desire to make my life and work more sustainable. This is where solar dyeing comes in.

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.