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Second Year Sustainability Report

A little bit late getting this one written and published, but I didn’t want to just leave it until next year. This past year in business has been a little bit of a crazy one.

A sign for a local craft fair

Events Calendar

Manchester crafters rejoice: I’m beginning to exhibit at various Makers Markets around the city, so now you’ll be able to come and purchase direct from me without paying for shipping!

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?

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.

Experimenting with using natural dyes on undyed natural fibres is extremely fun

Choosing Which Fibres To Use With Natural Dyes

It might seem obvious to assume that natural dyes derived from plants would work best on plant based fibres, but this isn’t always the case. So how do you choose, and how is the process of dyeing different for cellulose and protein fibres?

Choosing Sustainable Scissors

Sustainable scissors may not be your first thought when trying to make more eco-friendly choices in sewing your own clothes, but every choice has the potential to be very impactful.