About Brooklyn Haberdashery
Our Ethos. We seek fair trade, natural materials, and sustainability — not because it’s a fad, but because that’s simply the way things make sense to us.
Our Suppliers. Just like Brooklyn Haberdashery, many of our suppliers are themselves very small businesses. We know each one personally, have visited many of their workshops, and our partnership with them is an investment in their talents. In a society that favors low prices above all else, we know we are going against the grain. And we're okay with that. We want to live in a world that elevates skilled artisans doing ironwork, leatherwork, and glasswork...and also wood bending, bladesmithing, and ceramics. As makers, we want our hand crafts appreciated. As a business, we feel responsible and privileged to support other makers by offering their hand-crafted tools and supplies to you.
Our Team. The team of people we employ, whom we affectionately called the haberdashers, represent our Brooklyn community -- all are talented makers in their own right. Among their many talents, we count: crochet pattern design, wood working, garment sewing, industrial design, and print making.
Our Impact. We give our time and money to several organizations who make our world a better place. They include: Social Justice Sewing Academy, FabScrap, Anchal Project, Flatbush Cats, and The Trevor Project. Our shipping materials are recycled and/or recyclable. We are a work in progress, but we constantly seek a more fair and just society.
Our Founders. When Kristin Axtman And Anthony Francis were looking for career changes, they turned to their experience as makers--from their annual handmade holiday cards to the timber frame house she designed and he built. The throughline of their work: the right tool makes all the difference in both the outcome and experience of the work process.