Our Story

Known for their quality, our fabrics add a touch of elegance and refinement to any garment for exquisite results and timeless beauty.


Hawes & Freer was established by Tom Hawes in 1922. It wasn’t until his nephew Dennis Freer joined him in 1946 that the Hawes & Freer brand was formed. In 1985 it was sold to current owners Trevor and Merran Hookway.
Now over a  century in business, the focus for Hawes & Freer has been on the wholesale division for New Zealand designers as well as selling to fashion students and keen home sewers. We have made our ranges of trimmings and fabrics available on a low minimum basis to all customers.

The Hawes & Freer brand prides itself on offering an experience full of integrity and expertise. We have a small but strong team that is able to help with any queries, whether that is to support you and the growth of your clothing brand or give advice and direction when creating a garment.

Take a look through our online store to see what Hawes & Freer has to offer. Or if you are a brand that is looking for special and unique fabrics or textile accessories, please get in touch so we can help you on your fashion journey.


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