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Arthur N Rowe ltd

  • Knitting supplies
  • Haberdashery
  • Accessories
  • Fastners
  • Bridal

About Us

We’re international traders of quality products including zips, sewing, thread, haberdashery, handcrafts, scissors, buttons, yarn, knitting, notions.

We offer a consistently high level of service to the retail and manufacturing industries in New Zealand.

Who we are

The company was founded in 1923 by Arthur Rowe. With over 76 years of trading in Haberdashery and notions, Arthur N Rowe has earned a solid reputation for quality products and excellent service.

Management by three generations of the Rowe Family, and the backing of well known and respected international brands has established A.N. Rowe as a major wholesaler in the New Zealand Market place to both retail and manufacturing businesses.

New and existing ranges are constantly being reviewed to maximise our performance and ensure our position is maintained into the future.


Take a look at our catalog to see our most popular products


Arthur Rowe is a wholesaler selling to retail shops. For small purchases please refer to our retailer list 

Home crafts

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Contact Us

Contact us by phone for any general enquiries or click here to email us

Some of our popular products …




Metrosene thread




Prym Products


What we’re all about

Hey there ….

We’re always on the lookout for new and exciting products to bring to our customers. We’re constantly reviewing our inventory and keeping up with the latest trends.

With the rise of affordable clothing in recent years, fewer people have been dabbling in homecraft and related activities. But fear not, because there’s a new wave of creativity on the horizon!

We’ve got a hot market trend on our hands. Picture this: young, vibrant folks taking existing clothing and giving them a makeover with all sorts of fancy trimmings. It’s all about adding that personal touch and making a statement. This movement has been spreading like wildfire, thanks to cool social networks like Pinterest.

So here’s our mission ….

We want to help our retailers tap into this exciting new market. It’s all about connecting them with the perfect products that cater to these creative individuals.

We also want to help bridge the gap between the seasoned crafters and the fresh faces in the craft community. We believe in bringing people together and fostering a sense of community among crafters and suppliers.