The pollination of an idea
Anyone who has a special girl in their life - a daughter, niece or maybe goddaughter - knows what busy little bees they are. Independent and fun – and always in somebody’s handbag!
That’s what Bee Bag Founder Becky Wilkinson-White discovered when she was around her 18 month old niece Darcy. Always the little lady, mimicking her aunt with her “grown up” bag was always a favourite pastime when they were together. Darcy liked nothing more than filling the bag with her favourite items for the day (teddy, old mobile, some random stones…..). So, when it came to her birthday, Becky wanted to surprise Darcy with her own grown up “posh” bag.
That’s when Becky realised that most bags were either very small with shoulder straps, or big bright rucksacks. Other than top end designer bags, most bags were cheap and childlike, ready to be cast away at the hint of a new trend. That’s when Becky thought about creating a special and luxurious bag for her niece, a bag that was useful, durable and that would grow with her.
#Luxury bags for girls
The power of Bees
Having worked in schools for 8 years, Becky is well versed with the latest trends her children are into – always wanting to be part of the gang, but still asserting their independence. Young girls don’t want to have a special “children’s” product, but instead want to be like their older female role models. Becky didn’t want to create a new fad, but something more lasting that would promote positive female values and be educational.
One day watching the bees in the bee box of her South West London home, the idea came to her. Bees are beautiful creatures representing harmony and community, but the female bees are also very hard working looking after their Queen. What great female role models and perfect companions for these young girls.
A donation from our Bees
Live bees are in decline, so to promote awareness of the challenges they face, a donation from the sale of each and every one of our Bee Bags will be given to help protect our UK bees.
Hand-Made in London
Each detail of our Bee Bags has been carefully considered. From the high-grade quality leather and premium quality 100% cotton, to the stitching of the base and rope handles to ensure the luxuriousness and durability of our bags.
Everything you see has been touched by hand. We have designed every element ourselves, including the hand drawn pattern in the lining which is completely unique. The elements are then crafted together by our talented Bee Bag maker in London.
All made by hand, to create the most thoughtful and precious gift.