ABOUT ETHICAL FAMILY LIFESTYLE BRAND - LALA & BEA
Introducing Lala & Bea, the ethical family lifestyle brand, designed and made in the UK - from organic cotton slogan sweats in unisex designs, to the softest merino hats and new pure wool blankets - all made ethically in the UK.
Katie and Caroline are focussed and passionate about producing sustainable, ethical and eco-conscious products here in the UK. Their ethos when launching Lala & Bea has always been to ensure that the people they employ are paid fairly for the products they make and that the processes used don't cause unnecessary damage with chemicals or dyes which would endanger the environment or people.
DESIGN & SUSTAINABILITY
Lala & Bea design practical but fun products, making and manufacturing as many of their designs as possible in family-run factories in the UK. They work closely with their suppliers and meet many of the people who physically make their products to ensure the highest standard of manufacturing. They are
a proud member of the Made in Britain campaign and you can find them
on the Make it British directory.
Inspired by fun pattern, colour and adventure Lala & Bea aim to create products which children will want to wear and parents can love too; creating pieces which will last the rigours of family life and that you would want to pass on - creating quality, sustainable pieces that standout in our 'throwaway' fashion culture.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
As with all good stories, Lala & Bea's journey started with an alcopop and some cheesy tunes at a halls' party at the start of term. Co-founders Katie and Caroline met at art school (too long ago!), on a fashion design degree course. They clicked immediately and were soon chatting about owning their own brand one day. However, as with most pipe-dreams, life happened and they both got 'proper' jobs - Katie in 'Visual Merchandising' and Caroline in Design. Fast-forward a few years and they both got married (not to one another!) started families and got new jobs but would often find themselves chatting long into the evening about ideas and things they could do together. One day, those pipe-dreams turned into a reality, so they handed in their notice at work and jumped...