William Whiteley & Sons

William Whiteley & Sons

William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd specialises in the highest quality of handmade scissors, for cutting anything from textiles to rubber, kevlar to grass, wire to carpet. In fact we make over 250 different types of scissor and shear for cutting almost every material! We started making scissors as early as 1760, and our business has passed in direct descent through eleven generations to the current day. William Whiteley's has also developed a reputation for working alongside high tech companies developing cutting solutions to match the very latest manufacturing materials being introduced in automotive, aerospace, ballistic protection and many other markets.

Business addresses

  • Lakeside, Rother Valley Way S20 3RW Sheffield

Take a look at what this business is doing to cut carbon, reduce waste and help the environment.  It's not an exact science but we hope you will find it useful. 
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  • Yes
  • We're working on it


We’d love our businesses to run on 100% renewable energy.

  • 100% renewable supply


Check out the greenest way to get to this business and how they're working to get their products to you in the greenest possible way.

  • Easy to get to business by public transport
  • Low carbon deliveries
  • Bicycle parking onsite

Ingredients and materials

We ask our businesses to adhere to the Blue Patch criteria which outlines traceability and ethical sourcing. Please contact the business concerned if you have any specific enquiries.

  • Product traceability
  • Restored, repaired, recycled, upcycled


Help reduce landfill and reduce dependance on virgin packaging materials.

  • 100% Recycled packaging
  • 100% Biodegradable packaging
  • Packaging sized appropriately to minimise waste

The work environment

Here are some initiatives taken by Blue Patch businesses to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

  • Workplace energy procedures (eg switching off PCs and lights)
  • LED lighting
  • Controlled heating and ventilation
  • Insulated workspace
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