Fabric Wholesalers

Fabric Wholesale suppliers in the UK

Many people buying fabric for their business struggle to find craft wholesaler’s details, a lot of sewing wholesalers can be quite hard to find online.  So we have put together a list of craft wholesalers to help.  Below you’ll find fabric, craft and haberdashery wholesalers along with details of what products they stock and contact details. 

PLEASE NOTE – These companies only sell to other businesses, not to individuals.  If you are looking for a retail company please use our sewing directory.

Also we are not a wholesaler, so please contact the companies below if you have a wholesale query. 


Hantex – http://www.hantex.co.uk/

Hantex are wholesale distributors of sewing supplies, knitting supplies and craft supplies. 

They distribute accross Europe and they are the UK wholesalers of the popular Art Gallery Fabrics and Cloud 9 organic fabrics. They have fabric, haberdashery, sewing kits and more.  They also now sell Style Arc sewing patterns and Noodlehead sewing patterns wholesale in the UK.  No minimum order amount (but you have to spend £200 per year with them) and offer free delivery on orders over £150 exc VAT.

They can be contacted on sales@hantex.co.uk or 01754 820800.

ITS Textile Traders – http://www.its-sales.co.uk/

Wholesale stockists of:

– Dress & Craft Cottons

– Woollens & Ripstop PVC

– Jersey & Viscose

– Fur & Fleece

– Fabrics by weight

– Stock Lots

Buy Online or contact them on help@itssales.zendesk.com or 01745 562 120

Glover Bros Ltd – http://www.gloverbros.co.uk/   

Glover Bros are trade suppliers to the upholstery and soft furnishing trades.  They sell upholstery, wadding, curtain making supplies, cushion pads, soft furnishing fabrics & sundries, thread etc. 

You can contact them by phone on 01823 431910 or by e-mail on  mail@gloverbros.co.uk

Habico http://www.habico.co.uk/

Habico is one of the major UK wholesalers of haberdashery, trimmings, craft products and knitting yarn.  they stock a full selection of all major UK brands including Anchor, Berisfords, British Trimmings, Broderies, Buttons, Coats Craft, Coats Cotton, Duet, Dylon,  Gutermann, Janome, Lace, Mettler Thread, Lesur, Motifs, Name Tapes, Papercraft, Prym, Whitecroft, Velcro, Vilene, YKK, plus a wide range of competitively priced top quality Habico own label haberdashery, craft products and trimmings.

You can call them on 0113 263 1500 or e-mail sales@habico.co.uk.

Korbond http://www.korbond.co.uk/ 

Korbond are wholesalers of a wide range of haberdashery, knitting and clothes care items. They stock a selection of sewing essentials as well as items that provide a sew free solution too.

To find out about stocking their products please call 01476 581 870  or e-mail sales@korbond.co.uk.

DMC www.dmc.com 

DMC are well known wholesale suppliers of embroidery, cross stitch and needlepoint supplies and threads. They also sell tapestry, knitting, crochet, Myboshi and tatting supplies.

You can find out more about them by calling (0116) 275 4000 or e-mailing sales@dmccreative.co.uk.

Groves & Banks – http://www.groves-banks.com/

Groves & Banks are wholesalers of haberdashery, sewing accessories and needlecrafts.   They stock a lot of the big brands like Clover, Hemline, YKK Zips, Fiskars, Gutermann Threads, Berisfords Ribbons etc. 

Their e-mail address is: sales@groves-banks.com and phone number is: 01844 258080.

Behren’s Fabrics – www.behrens.co.uk

Distributor for many patchwork/quilting fabric producers including

Northcott, Camelot Fabrics and Quilting Treasures. Some lines stock supported. Extensive stock supported basic range for most end uses. Bridal fabric by the roll and cut lengths. Competitive prices and next day delivery.

You can contact them on retail@behrens.co.uk or by phone on 0161 8721444.

Bernstein & Banleys Ltd – www.theliningcompany.co.uk 

A family business established in 1953, maintaining a high level of quality and service to their customers. Qualities include Cotton Cupro and Rayon lining fabrics sold wholesale in Jacquards, Satins, Stretch, Taffetas and Twills, available from stock with no minimums – high end linings, interlinings and trimmings, including horn button, as used by: fashion designers, couture houses, theatrical costumiers, wedding dress designers, bespoke tailors, military uniform makers.

They can be contacted on 0844 800 3630 or e-mail sales@qualitylinings.co.uk

Anbo Textiles Limited – http://anbo.co.uk

Anbo are wholesale suppliers of Robert Kaufman, Blend Fabrics, Dashwood studios, Sevenberry, Shannon Fabrics, Adorn It, Windham Fabrics and Ana Griffin Fabrics.  Plus they are also the wholesalers for King Tut quilting threads.   They are patchwork and quilting wholesalers.

You can contact them on sales@anbo.co.uk or by phone on 01494 450155.

Pound Fabrics – https://poundfabrics.co.uk/ 

Pound Fabrics is the UK’s First Online Fabric Pound Store. Pound Fabrics stock a wide range of clearance dressmaking fabrics, including chiffon, polyester, viscose and georgette available to buy wholesale as well as retail. 

The best part is there is no minimum order.

You can contact them by phone on 0330 998 0222.

Epra Fabrics – https://www.eprafabrics.co.uk/

Epra Fabrics are a family run business that has been based in London’s Brick Lane for over 60 years.
They sell all sorts of fabrics from polycottons to 100% Cotton, Velvets, Satin etc. There is no minimum order and they deliver all over the UK.
Contact details: 02072471248 

Yorkshire Fabric Shop – www.yorkshirefabricshop.com

Yorkshire Fabric Shop stock the finest in drapery and upholstery fabrics. They stock thousands of different fabrics in an amazing selection of styles and colors, all fabrics are unique to them. 

For more information call 01924 728 753 or visit: https://www.yorkshirefabricshop.com/trade-enquiries 

Dressmaker’s Wholesale

This company one man business so the owner, Bernard, knows his stock by heart and is very friendly and helpful.  He is a trade supplier of haberdashery and sewing accessories, not fabric. 

You can contact him on 01752 255662, there is no website. 

Richard James Weldon –  www.richardjamesweldon.com/

One of London’s oldest trimming’s wholesalers (est. 1826) they sell Buttons: horn, blazer, mother of pearl, leather, polyester, Cloth: viscose ermazine taffeta, silk, linen, wool mix, cotton,, felt, wadding,  Canvas: camel hair, linen, cotton, wool mix.  They also offer engraving, button covering, die cast buttons, custom linings.  

There’s no minimum order and they offer next day domestic delivery. You can contact them by e-mail:  sales@richardjamesweldon.com or by phone on 0207 025 2357. 

The Button Company – www.buttoncompany.co.uk

They are UK wholesalers for Kokka Fabrics, Birch Organic fabrics and Mas D’ousvan fabrics as well as of course buttons.  They have a minimum order of £100.

You can call them on 01243 775462, or email them at info@buttoncompany.co.uk

Craft Cotton Company – http://www.craftcotton.com/

As the name would suggest this company sell 100% cotton and poly cottons suitable for craft sewing, or for patchwork to retailers.  They sell pre-cut fat quarter bundles or by the metre, they also stock felt rolls and felt sheets  The minimum order on most fabrics is 10m or 1 pack for the fabric packs.   Free deliveries on orders over £300, they deliver worldwide.

Contact them on 0161 8329431.

Visage Textiles – http://www.visagetextiles.com/

A sister company to The Craft Cotton Co this company sells novelty fabrics and specialist fabrics wholesale.  They have many dressmaking fabrics: poly cottons, spandex, satins, velvets, poly jersey, organza, lace etc.  Fabrics start from around £1 a metre.   You can also find the craft cottons from their sister site on here too. 

They can be contacted on enquiries@visagetextiles.com and 0161 832 

Patterntrace – https://www.patterntrace.com

Patterntrace create unique products for stitchers such as their iconic Swedish Tracing paper, pattern storage envelopes, foundation paper, Maker’s Workbooks and SpoolPods.

For wholesale queries please contact them on: 

Bits & Bats – http://www.bitsandbats.com/

Bits & Bats are haberdashery wholesalers stocking buttons, ribbons, beads, lace, sequins, pins, needles, thread, zips, scissors and more.  They have a £60 minimum order.

You can contact them on 01274 637688.

Oddies Textiles – http://www.oddies-textiles.co.uk

Textile Wholesalers selling a large range of fabrics – cotton poplins, cotton drill, fur, fleece, denim, dress lining, voile, satin… View them here.

You can e-mail them on sales@oddies-textiles.co.uk or call on 01282 868600.

Winbourne Fabrics – http://www.winbournefabrics.co.uk

Winborne Fabrics sell American quilting fabrics wholesale in the UK, including the entire Moda range. They also stock most of the Clover quilting notions.

They can be contacted on support@winbournefabrics.co.uk or 01782 513380.

Ada & Ina  – http://www.linenfabrics.co.uk/

Ada & Ina are trade stockists of upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics.  Their wholesale range includes organic fabrics, soft furnishings fabrics, curtains fabrics and upholstery fabrics.  Minimum order 50m per fabric.

To get in touch with them use either info@linenfabrics.co.uk or 0179 553 2684. 

M Courts Ltd – http://www.mcourts-haberdashery.co.uk/

M Courts Ltd are a London based haberdashery wholesale company.  They sell trims, lace, buttons, interfacing, buckram, fastenings, scissors, ribbons, rotary cutters, ricrac, thread, zips, Vilene, pins, needles, webbings and much more.. 

They have a minimum order of £25.

You can contact them on 0208 884099 or e-mail them on mcourtsltd@btconnect.com

Empee Silk Fabrics – http://www.wholesalefabrics.co.uk

Empee Silk Fabrics are trade suppliers for a range of over 10,000 different dressmaking fabrics, bridal fabrics and costume/theatrical fabrics with a minimum order of 10m per fabric.  You can now order from them online or you can either visit their warehouse in London, or place an order by phone.

Get hold of them on 020 8887 6000 or empee@wholesalefabrics.co.uk

European Quilting Supplies (EQS) – http://www.eqsuk.com/

EQS is a leading distributor of high quality Patchwork & Quilting products. They distribute a wide range of fabrics, wadding and notions via shops throughout the UK and Ireland. Brands include: Michael Miller, Riley Blake, African Sky, Elizabeth’s Studio, Studio e, SusyBee, Clothworks, YLI, June Tailor & Sewline. To contact them visit www.eqsuk.com or call at 01162710033.

Harris Tweed – http://www.harristweedshop.com/

The iconic hand woven 100% wool Harris tweed can be purchased wholesale through their website.  You can buy them by the metre or by the bolt.  Register for a whole account with them here to get more information.

You can contact them on 01540 670 188 or e-mail harristweedstore@aol.com 

Bearing Gifts – http://www.westfalenstoffe.co.uk/

Bearing Gifts are the UK & Ireland trade distributors for the beautiful German Westfalenstoffe fabrics.   You can contact them on 0771 3089922 or 01528 522277or email bearing-gifts@talk21.com


Texcraft – http://www.texcraft.co.uk/

If you are looking for furnishing fabrics Texcraft sell them wholesale to retailers and manufacturers.  There’s limited info on their site but you can get more information from mail@texcraft.co.uk or by calling 0141 429 5565.

Jomil – http://www.jomil.co.uk/

Established for 30 years Jomil are wholesale haberdashery suppliers and also sell felt wholesale too.  They are based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  You can view their catalogue of supplies on their site, or set up an account there too.

They can be contacted on 01274 578997 or by e-mail: 

Harrisons – http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com

Established in 1863 Harrisons are wholesale sellers of fine cloth, tartan, wool fabrics, Harris Tweed, linings and cashmere.  They can be contacted on 01392 822510.

Fashion Fabrics – http://www.fashionfabric.co.uk/

Run by B.Sternberg & Sons they have been trading for over 100 years.  They produce and supply plain, patterned and printed material covers all types of fabrics, including; Crepes, Voils, Polyester’s, Taffeta’s, Sequin Fabrics, Organza’s, Linen’s, Suitings, Velvets, Cotton’s, PVC, Imitation Suede’s, Net, Silk’s, Embroidered Fabrics, Satin’s and Lycra.

Contact them on 0161 834 6338 or lloyd.sternberg@fashionfabric.co.uk

Jane Means – http://www.janemeans.co.uk

Jane sells a range of ribbons both wholesale and retail.  The wholesale site can be found here, but is password protected so you need an account to access it.  You can view the ribbons on her retail site. 

The minimum wholesale order is £75.  You can contact them on 01522 522544 or info@janemeans.co.uk.

Clarke & Clarke – http://trade.clarke-clarke.co.uk/

Clarke & Clarke sell soft furnishing fabrics wholesale and oilcloth fabrics too.  They have a large range of collections from zesty modern styles to more traditional classic styles.

There is very limited information about their trade accounts on their site but it says to e-mail info@clarke-clarke.co.uk or call 01706 242010 for more information.

Biddle Sawyer – http://www.biddlesawyersilks.co.uk/

Biddle Sawyer have been established since 1926.  They sell silk fabrics wholesale and retail.  To find out about setting up a wholesale account with them you need to contact their head office in Manchester on 0161 8333271. 

Lynx Fabrics – http://fabricswholesaleretail.co.uk/

Lynx Fabrics are based in Leeds and sell fashion fabrics wholesale to garment makers and retailers. They stock a huge variety of fabrics differing in weight, quality, printed and plain.  They also have a retail shop in Leeds too.

They can be contacted on 01535 601040 or 07840 686591.  You can e-mail them on info@fabricswholesaleretail.co.uk  

Bennett Silks – http://www.bennett-silks.co.uk/

Bennett Silks are the leading UK wholesaler of silk fabrics.  They also sell other fabrics too including jersey, organza, velvet fabrics, interiros fabrics, shirting fabrics and trims.

You can contact them on info@bennett-silks.co.uk or ring them on 0161 4768600.

Taylor’s Supplies – http://www.taylorssupplies.co.uk

Based in Manchester Taylor’s Supplies are wholesale suppliers of sewing supplies, wool, thread, patchwork and quilting supplies, trims, ribbons, wadding, felt, sewing machine accessories, interfacing and many other haberdashery and craft supplies.

For more information you can contact them on info@taylors-supplies.co.uk or ring 0161 834 0329

Derby Braid & Trimmings – http://www.derbybraid.co.uk/

Derby are one of the largest haberdashery wholesalers in the Midlands stocking a selection of trims, haberdashery, ribbons, lace, Dylon products and more. For full details visit their website www.derbybraid.co.uk,  call them on 01332 670619 or e-mail sales@derbybraid.co.uk

Pongee Silks – http://www.pongees.co.uk/

Silk fabric wholsale company Pongees specialise in natural and textured plain silk fabrics. They sell exclusive chiffons from France – habotai’s, georgettes, organzas, crepe de chine’s and crepe satins from China and taffetas, duchess satins and douppions from India.

You can view their fabrics online or visit their showroom in London.  For more information either visit their website or contact them on 0207 7399130 or e-mail on sales@pongees.co.uk

Traynors Trimmings & Haberdashery – www.traynorstrimmings.co.uk

Wholesalers and suppliers of haberdashery, trimmings, threads, lace, glue, motifs, wool, curtain tapes, curtain accessories, elastic, ribbons, braids, buttons, furnishings, needles, knitting needles, and much much more…

A London based haberdashery wholesale company and cash and carry.  They also offer a postal service too.  Minimum order of £30.  

You can get in touch with them on 0207 791 0505 or info@traynorstrimmings.co.uk

Buying Sewing Machines Wholesale

If you want to buy sewing machines at wholesale prices you need to contact the manufacturer’s direct and see if you fit their wholesale requirements.   This is also the same if you want to buy machine parts so you can offer sewing machine servicing.

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