With a purchase from The Bee, you show your support of  local craftspeople and artists. You demonstrate your appreciation of handmade and your belief in recycling and reusing materials to decrease waste.

Proceeds from the sale of items created by our collective of producers go directly to the women who make them,  with a small percentage coming back to support Bee operations and another percentage donated to local community benefit organizations (chosen by our participants).

ON SALE LOCALLY AT:

photo by Philip Given

photo by Philip Given

The Bee is thrilled to announce our retail presence in York City as a merchant at Redeux, a vintage and handmade marketplace located at 113 S. Duke Street in the Royal Square Neighborhood.

Redeux (pronounced ree-dew) is a collection of 20 eclectic vendors selling antique, handcrafted, and salvaged wares, home decor, furniture, clothing, jewelry, art, and more.

Remaining true to our commitment to inspire creative reuse and enliven traditional home arts, our offerings at the shop include a revolving selection of  refashioned, vintage and handmade clothing, totes & purses, pillows, table runners, aprons, jewelry, wall art, heirloom-trending handmade quilts and more.

The shop is open Thursday 11am to 7pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

LOCAL MERCHANTS

Bee dressesWhen Arthur & Daughters shop owner, Hilary, requested we consider an exclusive line of little girls dresses for her store at 49 N. Beaver Street in York, we were delighted to get to the design board and then to the sewing machines. Our first collection premiered with a half dozen cheerful dresses – made by refashioning men’s shirts – in time for the store’s ribbon cutting in March 2013, with more arriving by Mother’s Day.  The dresses have since been featured in an A&D video and in a double-page fashion spread of both the summer 2013 and summer 2014 editions of YRK Magazine, on the runway for the 2013 York City Boutique Week fashion show, and a delightful spotlight in SmartMagazinePA in May 2014. [Read more.]

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With such a great selection of teas at Cherie Anne, 48 W. Philadelphia Street, York, you’ll find lots of samples to pack into your Bee-made “tea wallet.” A variety of delightful fabrics make these handy carriers of favorite teas perfect for you and as gifts for the tea lovers in your life.

Also at Cherie Anne are sweet little pouches we crafted to hold the healing stones available for purchase at the shop.

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yoga mat bagsOur merchant partner, Lotus Moon Yoga Studio, has a new location – and our yoga mat bags made the move with them. Discover the array of beautiful, practical bags at 36 N. Beaver Street, York.

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With the addition of more bees to the hive, we will have an increasing variety of items available.  As our product is available in the shops of more local merchants, we will list those here, too.  (Local businesses interested in carrying items made by our collective or discussing potential partnerships are encouraged to contact us.)

You can see some of the items hive members have been working on by clicking on The Bee Pix (on our Flickr page) or the gallery on the home page.  We’ve also begun to post items to our Etsy shop FromtheBee.

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