Our lives before Bough to Beauty
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We’re Vix and Lou Lawson, sisters and partners of our planet friendly partnership, Bough to Beauty Bespoke. We want to fill you in on what we were doing before we launched and what led us to become entrepreneurs.
We had successful careers in London, between us we have over 30 years experience in the creative industries in PR, marketing, TV, theatre, publishing and research.
In 2013, after months of staring at her computer screen wishing she could be doing something more meaningful with her life, like working at her allotment, planting, nurturing and growing, Lou did a crazy thing. She quit London. Not only did she quit London, she quit to live in a tent. A tent with no electricity, no running water and with goats as neighbours.
Vix had just returned from adventures down under and London was losing its charm. It was the cold, dark, wet January of 2014 and the thought of sunshine and outdoor living was beginning to sound very appealing.
So, Vix did a crazy thing. She quit London. Not only did she quit London, she quit to live in a tent. A tent with no electricity, no running water and with Lou and goats as neighbours.
And that’s how we spent six happy months, living in tents, travelling around bright, sunny Portugal, drinking wine, feeling fine, meeting people from all walks of life, from all over the world, and of course, hanging out with goats.
We’d done it, we’d escaped the rat race, learnt loads about sustainable living and most importantly we had the head space to think about what was important to us, what we were passionate about, what mattered.
We had planned to go back after our adventure, back to the same old same old, but our journey gave us courage and we decided to take a detour, but carry on our adventure and set up a planet friendly partnership.
We went back to Blighty and got to work.
Launching our planet friendly partnership
We care passionately about helping our customers and creating original design-led products that put smiles on faces and solve practical problems and make businesses look good while they do good.
As environmentally conscious design lovers, we are passionate about the planet and feel that actively behaving in a way that is beneficial to everyone, doesn’t have to mean wearing tie-dyed sacks, playing mediocre guitar and surviving on a diet of mung beans. It is actually fun and very rewarding, honest!
We love using creative, innovate design to solve problems for our clients, by coming up with practical ideas that don’t involve destroying our environment. We take the earth and earthlings seriously and we take customer experience seriously too.
We do everything we can to provide a personal service and exceed expectations. As you can see in the testimonials provided by our lovely customers who include Waitrose, Greenpeace, Jameson Irish Whiskey and The Langdale Estate in the Lake District. Our best selling products are Badges for Life that provide a stylish, long lasting, biodegradable alternative to plastic badges, find out more on our Badges page.
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Being a green business will help the environment and could improve your company’s chances of success. Sustainable business is about meeting three key requirements; being environmentally friendly, considerate towards society (especially those affected by your business), and profitable so the business can survive, thrive and act responsibly whilst making a positive impact.
It isn’t about writing a policy and filing it away to gather dust, it’s about taking action. A sustainable business should have these values ingrained in their business strategy and daily decision making. Do you run a sustainable business?
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Thanks for reading!
Vix & Lou
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