Urbee is a company with an aim, not only to design and provide lovely products for people, homes and gardens, but to also raise awareness of how important bees and other pollinating insects are to our environment and survival.
My name is Cherisse... I am from a little corner of South East London and living on the edge of an urban jungle, I appreciate the need more than ever to have natural habitats around us. Places where bees can forage and thrive. Places where they can keep doing what they are on this earth to do. Through my products I hope to aid in their conversation by not only raising awareness but by also donating 10% percent of all profits to 'Buglife' – a wonderful conservation charity who do incredible things for pollinating insects.
Wherever possible, my products are sourced and produced in the UK. This helps keep the carbon footprint as low as possible, whilst supporting UK businesses alike. The packaging is either recycled or recyclable and I aim to replace all use of plastics with more environmentally friendly alternatives.
When Urbee first began in 2019, there were two of us, we both shared a love of nature and the environment, and it was from there that Urbee evolved. We wanted to own and nurture a brand where we could focus our passions and professions into one place. Now i'm a one-woman band.
I have spent the majority of my career, working in London as an Artworker for some of the leading packaging design agencies. I am also very proud to be the mum of two fabulous little girls.
Nicky & Cherisse - Founders of Urbee,
Beekeeping at Besson St Community Gardens, London
Inspiration is found for Urbee in many different areas of my life, from the place where we live and the contrast of natural and urban environments around us, the appreciation of lovely products in homes, a real passion for gardening, and thoroughly enjoying seeing children happy and their real excitement when they discover something new. I am on a fabulous journey of discovery, learning about these amazing little creatures and what we can do to help them.... This is only the beginning!