Born in Botswana all our clothing is handmade in Botswana, inspired by my family and our magical time in Africa; this is how it all began...
I had just had my first baby in London when a job offer arrived for Nicholas my Danish husband, the catch, it was in Botswana. I remember feeling so many emotions about moving so far from family and friends with a small baby but I knew that together we would make the most of a new adventure.
Now six years later I am launching Bea Bond in Europe!
Bea Bond is the first ethical and slow fashion children's brand hand made in Botswana. We partner with local artisans and craftsmen to create beautiful pieces, with the aim of creating local opportunity and sustainable growth.
Bea Bond comes from my personal link to Africa; my grandmother Bea was born in Nairobi and my mother grew up in Kenya. Now my family and I have continued this family link to Africa living in Botswana
Kinvara and Phenix in their first Bea Bond outfits
Two big factors inspired me to start the brand; becoming a mother and simultaneously moving to Africa in 2013. When I arrived in Botswana I couldn't find any locally- made cotton clothes. I discovered shweshwe a beautiful cotton traditionally worn by Batswana for official occasions and I started sewing outfits for my children. Friends asked me about the vintage-inspired designs and African prints and that was the starting point for Bea Bond, but today we are much more.