We’ve had the pleasure of hosting Louise Harrison and her brand The Bees Knees Collective at TVM for a little while now. If you’re not already familiar with Louise’s standout collection of luxe rattan pet beds and large rattan hanging planters, allow us to introduce you.
Do you have any pets yourself at home, if so, please introduce us?
Yes my beautiful Bichon Frisé puppy Millie, she is 11 months old and is pictured on all my small rattan beds.
What would be your absolute favourite piece and why?
I love them all in different ways but Millie has the Minti bed with the bolster cushion so she can look out the window when she is waiting for us to come home.
What is a best seller with TVM’s shoppers?
The large pet beds (Amber and Emma) and the hanging Cilla planters are very popular.
Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?
I love the vibe at TVM and I think my products fit in really well with the relaxed beach lifestyle.
You design all of your products yourself, where are your products made?
Yes I designed all my products myself and they are hand made in Indonesia.
Do you implement any kind (ethical/sustainable practices) within your small business?
We take pride in supporting local communities in Indonesia, our goal as a business has always been focused on promoting fair trade and sustainability, we hope one day our small contribution will grow and support these communities.
Tell us about your favourite customer experience so far, at TVM or beyond?
The most exciting experience so far for me was when I posted a cheeky comment to say that @the_blueboys would look pretty cool in one of my beds (@the_blueboys account holder owns two blue staffies and has over 700K followers), their mum replied with so much excitement and really loved my Pet Beds and was desperate to buy one, I sent them the large Emma bed as a gift and she was kind enough to give me a mention and my instagram followers jumped 3000 overnight. They are not influencers but she could see that I was new and really wanted to give me a shout out , that was incredible and people then came to the markets and bought all my Emma beds which are now sold out and on pre-order.
What’s next for the brand?
I have my second container arriving early September and have a few new designs ideas in the pipeline and just working hard to get more exposure.
Follow on Instagram: @the.beeskneescollective
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