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Sustainable haberdashery can be as simple as using vintage buttons or sorting through your button collection, rather than buying new plastic buttons

Haberdashery and sustainable sewing

Lots of sewists want to be more sustainable and are focused on great projects which make a conscious effort to choose more sustainable fabrics. So why is haberdashery overlooked in the quest to be more sustainable?

Keeping your wardrobe manageable is hard. Making clothes can easily mean it gets out of control and you have more garments than you actually wear

The one-in-one-out approach to making clothes

Keeping your wardrobe manageable is hard. Making clothes can easily mean it gets out of control and you have more garments than you actually wear, it’s easy to fall into the trap of owning more and more clothes.

Marking notches is especially important on curved seams

Starting A New Hobby Sustainably

When starting a new hobby it can be difficult to justify spending a lot of money – and for good reason. So how do you start a new hobby sustainably?

Holding a destash sale is a great way to sustainably let go of items you no longer want or need

How To Destash Unwanted Fabrics And Yarns

For household decorations, furniture and even clothes, we already have well known options for how to pass on these things to others who want them – but what do you do if it’s fabric or yarn that you no longer want?

Starting a new hobby like knitting can be daunting, but give yourself plenty of time to learn

Simple Swaps For Sustainable Knitters & Crocheters

Knitting and crocheting are crafts which have been around for centuries, so you’d think that perhaps we might already know how to keep our crafting footprint down. Sadly, in the 20th century we lost much of that knowledge in order to make way for innovation.

The Haberdasher Bee is a sustainable, plastic free haberdashery shop in the UK

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year folks! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks planning out what I want to achieve with The Haberdasher Bee this year and so I thought this was a good way of laying things out.

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 back and take stock of how I’ve done.

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.