Hive & Keeper: Keeping it natural & British
I thought that all honey tasted ‘like honey’ and that all leather was flawless just because that was the way I was seeing it in shops.
I was wrong!
Jason, a leather craftsman I now work with, told me that the industry norm is to use only the best parts of a leather hide and to throw away the parts with stretch marks and nicks from
brambles and branches as it’s not ‘perfect’.
This sparked my love and appreciation of the character of every natural material.
I am passionate about championing against a culture of ‘perfection’ that is leading to waste and mass production on one hand and a disconnect from nature on the other.
I want to lead the fight against lazy sustainability, connect producer to consumers and all of us to our planet. Giving you the opportunity to choose natural over homogenous.
And so Hive & Keeper was born. A curation of British limited editions, each naturally different. Championing materials including wood, wool, leather and honey and keeping provenance, great design, natural materials and treading lightly on the planet at the heart of what we do.