Bees have always fascinated us, how they work together, the fact that the Queen is boss and of course the honey combs that they produce. The Queen bee illustration has personal connotations to us as they show strength, determination and resilience, which is how we view our mother and grandmothers, and was how Leanne felt at the time of drawing this sketch. This was therefore clear to us that it was to be the symbol of the brand.
These small beautiful, creative creatures are also a very important component to our ecosystem. Albert Einstein was quoted as saying "if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live".
This is also how we see the Scottish textile industry, which produces beautiful wool garments for some of the most recognisable and luxurious brands in the fashion industry. Sometimes small things can underpin the larger picture.
Subsequently the Queen is the focus of our debut collection, with our show stopping burnt orange printed silk scarf.