Introducing Tommy and Lottie ‘save the bees’ collection in collaboration with the beautiful local St Albans business Abigails Flower Truck. Like me Abigail has a huge passion for wildlife and creativity. Having both grown up in rural British countryside, and each of us having such fond childhood memories outdoors, naturally it has had a big influence on the core values of both our businesses.
Nature has been a constant reassurance when times have been tough, nothing beats getting out in the green stuff and appreciating the amazing creations the earth provides us. We think its incredibly important to protect and look after it for our enjoyment and for the generations to come, as it is essential for both our mental health, well being and survival.
Bees are essential. Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of global crops rely on animal pollination – bees are thought to be the most efficient pollinators, as they rely on nectar and pollen to feed their young.
One of the most critical habitats for bees are wildflower meadows. Since the 1930’s, we have lost a devastating 97% of our wildflower meadows across the UK and today, just 0.5% of Hertfordshire is wildflower meadow.
We are proud to have partnered with the wonderful Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust who are a local charity that protects and improves wild places, including our precious wildflower meadows, across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Nature reserves like Frogmore Meadows or Aldbury Nowers, but also the Trust’s own wildlife garden in St Albans, are a crucial haven for bees and other invertebrates which the Trust manages together with a network of volunteers.
Beyond nature reserves, the Trust works together with local councils, including St Albans District Council, businesses and communities to raise awareness and counteract environmental issues such as the dramatic decline in bee populations. Read more at www.hertswildlifetrust.org
The ‘save the bees’ collection includes organic cotton bee t shirt for both kids and adults, a selection of A4 bee prints to brighten up your home and our ‘Bundle Bee’ with Abigail’s Flower Truck, which includes a bee friendly bunch created with a selection of bee favourite blooms from Abigail’s cut flower patch in Hertfordshire and a mini Tommy and Lottie bee print.
We had the absolute pleasure of photographers and adventurers, Michael and Andrea, including ‘Trooper’ the black lab of doing our bee collab photo shoot which took place over in Flamsted on one of the recent balmy summer evenings. Michael and Andrea are passionate about taking laid back photographs that are full of life and a big thank you to them for doing the shoot. Check out their stunning work here www.bohemianweddings.co.uk