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Craft Supply Wholesale Suppliers

When setting up my Craft business The Glittery Hands Box last year I found it incredibly difficult to find craft wholesalers. As much of the craft world is a little late to the internet party, they can sometimes be hard to find online. I wanted to compile a list of wholesalers for craft supplies and haberdashery that I have come across and used for my business The Glittery Hands Box to help you find the suppliers you need for your creative business.

I have included a selection of suppliers in this list from craft supplies, sewing, haberdashery to party supplies. This is a list compiled especially for craft businesses, as you will need to be a trader to set up an account with them. Please check the terms and conditions of setting up an account on each wholesaler’s website.

It’s worth double checking the minimum quantity of each item you need to buy, as many websites show the price per item but are not always clear that the item comes in a case of 26.

I hope you find this list helpful, I’ve tried to add as much about my own personal experiences with each company as possible. Please feel free to message me if you have a question, I might be able to help!

I have no affiliation with these companies i just wanted to share some creative love as I spent hours on the internet trawling through to find the wholesalers I needed and wish someone had done the same for me!

Allcraft

I personally love Allcraft, They stock a wide range of craft materials from art stuff right through to haberdashery. They have a great range of scrapbooking and papercraft supplies as well as staples such as pom poms, Glitter tapes and stickers. They stock branded products from docrafts, Xcut and uni-ball as well as many more.

They don’t stock a lot in the way of jewellery supplies, Fabric or beads and buttons, but otherwise, have a great range of craft items. They have great modern packaging on their own brand items, which is great if like me you are looking for a certain aesthetic.

I find them great to work with, they are fast and flag up any issues with an order straight away. I have also found them to be slightly cheaper than some of their competitors.

They also have free shipping on orders over £100.

www.allcraft.co.uk

JayTrim Ltd

JayTrim literally stock everything you could need craft wise. They have great ranges of buttons, jewellery findings, ribbons, motifs and embellishments.

They also stock a range of Craft collections such as Docrafts, Dovecraft, Simply Creative and first edition.

I find their website really easy to use but have found that when I need to choose substitutions over the phone it can feel like you are giving them a massive hassle.

Orders under £50 incur a £10 charge.

www.jay-trim.co.uk

Trimcraft

Trimcraft offer some of the most on-trend craft ranges in the UK. They have lots to offer for scrapbooking and Card making as well as selling Cricut , We R Memory Keeper and Zutter as well as many more.

They have some great collections of paper pads, stamps and dies.

Minimum Order £50

www.trimcraftdirect.com

S.E Simons

S.E Simons has great ranges, particularly of haberdashery items.I believe they have a great range of wool. I find their website a bit clunky to use-You have to know exactly what you are looking for.

I find their website a bit clunky to use-You have to know exactly what you are looking for.

I have never ordered from them as I found Jaytrim and Allcraft to sell similar items at a cheaper price.

www.shop.sesimons.co.uk

Peakdale

Peakdale are great for Tools. I have bought Knives for paper cutting workshops from them-which were incredibly inexpensive but were great quality. They also have a great range of scissors and are really cheap for buying Fimo Clay.

Customer service is good and its always clear what is in stock.

They have no minimum order!

www.peakdaleproducts.co.uk

Creativ Company

Creativ Company sell a huge range of craft supplies. They sell to the general public too so make sure you have an account that is giving you wholesale prices.

They sell lots of decoupage products, model making, huge selections of paints and a lot of on-trend jewellery findings as well as much much more. Great own brand selection.

I found their selection of Hama style beads particularly great!

Slightly pricier but definitely good quality and slightly different stuff.

www.cc-craft.co.uk

Payper Box

Paper at great prices. They fundamentally supply pick and mix paper to craft shops, but also have a great online shop which is constantly updated with new products. Great for holographic and metallic card as well as a huge selection of colours.

I used some of their blue cardstock recently to make my brothers wedding invites and the service and quality were incredible.

www.Payperbox.co.uk

Oakwood Archer

A bit of everything, but not great qualities. I found the website a bit clunky to use.

www.wholesale-craftsupplies.co.uk 

Club Green

Party and wedding wholesale with some craft items. Great for Tags, Fake flowers of all kinds, Diamantes, Favour boxes and ribbon.

www.clubgreen.com

Country Love Crafts

Perfect for Wholesale paintable ceramics, wooden items and papier mache shapes. Also had great ranges of Paints.

www.Countryloveceramics.com

European Based:

Craft Emotions

Based in the Netherlands.

Great ranges of Stamps, stencils and Dies.

Minimum Order of £150 ( and free postage)

www.craftemotions.nl

Rico Designs

Based in Germany.

Stunning and incredibly on-trend craft supplies- Unicorns, Pineapples the whole lot!

I have not ordered from them yet as found it incredibly difficult to get an account set up. If you can Buy all of the things because they are beautiful!

www.rico-design.de

USA Based

Notions Marketing

The Holy Grail. I spend way too much time lusting over their products. Notions sell literally millions of craft brands in the USA, However, shipping is difficult to estimate and you need an import account with DHL in order to get products over here to the UK which is incredibly costly.

They are amazing at customer service though and will call you for chats from the states and are happy to help with anything you need.

I am awaiting the day my business can afford the shipping then I will be buying ALL OF THE THINGS from here!

Pretty tricky to get an account- best to do so at a Trade fair in person.

www.store.notionsmarketing.com

 

Other wholesalers to look at:

Mainly Haberdashery based ones that I haven’t found useful to me but may be perfect for what you are looking for.

Jomil

Groves

Personal Impressions

Habico

Stix2

I highly recommend going to the CHSI Stitches Trade fair at the NEC Birmingham, that way you can see products and meet with suppliers directly. It’s usually held in February.

 

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