Located in Toronto’s bustling Art + Design District, Honeybea Studio, lovingly referred to as ‘The Designhive’, is a treasure trove of sustainable fashion innovation. For almost two decades, Honeybea has been at the forefront of the upcycling movement, offering unique, vintage-inspired designs crafted from found fabrics and heirloom textiles.
Rebecca Caulford, the founder of Honeybea, is a self-taught textile artist and a passionate advocate for circular fashion. Her designs go beyond simple recycling and repurposing, capturing the essence and love of each hand-picked textile. Caulford’s nostalgic and influential Heirloom Textile Collections reflect a heartwarming bond that connects people from different walks of life.
At Honeybea, finding each textile is a sacred, spirit-guided process. The fabrics used in their garments are rare, non-renewable resources, each with a unique story that started long ago and far away. They have been rescued from the rubble of today’s fast-paced world, given new life to continue shining bright with all the love they have left to give.
Honeybea’s pieces are limited because they are authentic. Every garment is made one by one in their cozy Canadian studio using the finest vintage and heirloom textiles left on the planet. The joy and artistry of Honeybea’s designers lies in piecing together each one-of-a-kind garment with the heart-stopping treasures they have found along the way.
Honeybea’s focus on sustainability and circular fashion is not just about the environment but also about social responsibility. Each garment is crafted with impeccable tailoring and inclusive sizing, ensuring that everyone can wear them. The team works tirelessly to develop creative solutions to do justice to these precious textile commodities, ensuring that every piece is both beautiful and long-lasting.
Stepping into Honeybea is like entering a world of wonder and imagination. The workshop is stacked floor to ceiling with a feast of found fabrics and heirloom textiles. The warm and welcoming atmosphere invites visitors to come in and explore the unique garments, each telling a story of the past and giving hope for a more sustainable future.
In a world where fast fashion dominates, Honeybea is a beacon of hope for sustainable, ethical, and stylish fashion. They provide a unique and inspiring experience, and their commitment to the environment and society makes them a valuable addition to the fashion industry.