We are delighted to add the new 'Notions/Haberdashery' department to our website. You will find lots of notions / haberdashery products for your dressmaking or interior projects. We will be building this department up over the coming weeks and months so check back often to see the new products...
Prym and Vilene are world leading brands for quality and we are offering you, a selection of some hard to find haberdashery items, as well as some of the usual standard items. If you do not see what you are looking for, please email us and we will do our best to source the item for you where possible, and at a great price!
Over the years, Prym Haberdashery have extended their range of sewing and craft products, as well as accessories, for the fashion and clothing industry. In the beginning, the ingenious improvement to the simple press fastener (invented in 1885 by Heribert Bauer), was carried out by Hans Prym in 1903 and has since become a worldwide standard!
In the UK a haberdasher is someone who sells small articles for sewing such as ribbons, zips, buttons and small tools. In the USA it is a retailer who sells clothing! The corresponding term in the USA is notions!
The word haberdasher appears in Chauser's Canterbury Tales; derived from the Anglo-French word hapertas which means small ware. Saint Louis IX, King of France 1226-70, is the patron saint of French haberdashers. Saint Nicholas remains the patron saint in Belgium and elsewhere in Continental Europe. Saint Catherine on the other hand was adopted by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers in the City of London.