Welcome to Hangerbee!

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The Story Behind Hangerbee

It all started with a WWI Uniform.

Then another. And another.

Museum consultant and Hangerbee founder Lindsey Smith worked "behind-the-scenes" at dozens of museums during her early career. As she walked through aisles of museum artifacts, one thing kept sticking out. Many garments - including century-old WWI uniforms - were being stored on ill-fitting wire hangers. Museums had no easy solution to this big problem. There was no affordable, museum-quality, padded hanger available to purchase.

Thin hangers and hangers made from non-archival materials can cause a lot of damage. Lindsey knew she had to do something. So, she developed her own line of museum-quality padded hangers and made sure they would be accessible to all. As Hangerbee grows, we continue to work hard to keep quality up and costs down.

Top notch preventive conservation tool for your historic wardrobe and costume collections. Those I purchased years ago are helping preserve First Lady Betty Ford's gowns and daily attire. I highly recommend this product.

James D.

This is a great company, with quality products, and 100% fit my need for preservation-quality hangers without a huge price tag.

Leslie M.

Your hangers are so important to us. Seriously. They save the collection from being destroyed. We are so thankful we found them.


The hangers are great - a perfect, affordable option. Thank you!

Rhode Island School of Design

We are really happy with the product.

Peabody Essex Museum

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Wedding Dress Preservation Kit

Hangerbee’s “Save the Dress” kit has arrived! In as little as five minutes you can preserve and protect your wedding gown the way museums do. Our kit keeps your dress well-preserved and accessible - and not sealed away in a box forever.

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From Alaska to the Smithsonian and Beyond

Our products are preserving clothing at: National Air and Space Museum | Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas | Gerald Ford Presidential Museum | National WWII Museum | Colonial Williamsburg Foundation | Rhode Island School of Design | Peabody Essex Museum | Savannah College of Design | Lauren Manoogian | Texas Tech Museum | Spurlock Museum | Cranbrook Center | Gregg Museum of Art & Design | George C. Marshall’s Dodona Manor | Pioneer Air Museum | Hearst Center for the Arts | Butterworth Center | and dozens more

This pin is perfect for all museum/preservation/archive/conservation nerds. 10/10 would absolutely purchase again. It’s a great gift for friends and coworkers!


Fantastic pin! Well-made and I love having an unspoken way to identify myself to other collections folks! Highly recommend.


I was delighted to have found this great little pin! I think I'll have to explain the meaning a lot, but to talk about textiles will be a pleasure! Thank you!


I’m obsessed with this pin! It’s the perfect size to go on a jacket, hat or bag and is great for all museum/preservation professionals.


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Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(630) 220-0730