Urbee is a company with an aim, not only to design and provide lovely products for people, homes and gardens, but to also raise awareness of how important bees and other pollinating insects are to our environment and survival.
Products include Staffordshire fine bone china mugs, coasters, scented candles (hand-poured in the UK), delicious Kent ‘runny’ honey and seeds. Also available are different eco-friendly gift sets, in strong, reusable kraft boxes. Finished with a lovely ribbon and the option of a personalised gift tag.
The aim is to have as many products made in the UK as possible. Supporting our British business is really important, and I am always striving to find ways to be more environmentally friendly.
I grow and sell a selection of pollinator-friendly plants which are currently only available to our local London customers. These will be available for nationwide delivery later this year.
My professional background is in design and print. I started out my career in litho printing, then studied and worked as an artworker for some of London’s leading packaging design agencies.
Urbee designs are based on a Scandinavian style, which focuses on simple shapes, nature and clean lines. I get inspiration from the place where we live and the contrast of natural and urban environments around us, the appreciation of lovely products in homes, a real passion for gardening and my two wonderful children.
10% of profits are donated to the conservation charity Buglife
Buglife have different campaigns targeted at helping and protecting pollinators. One of these is B Lines – which has been set up to create a network of wildflowers that stretches across the UK, replacing those lost since the 1940’s.
Conservation is very important! I strive to help our pollinators, by spreading the word and engaging in local environmental activities.