The Pyjama House is proud to be donating to Bees for Development
Every year I accompany my mum to the amazing Chelsea Flower Show. I love the show gardens and of course, as I design fabrics, I can get colour and print ideas as I look around. A recent inspiration for design was the strawberry print which has been so popular in children’s pyjamas and nighties. I am also a keen gardener and working from home (a lovely farmhouse in North Yorkshire) means that I can indulge my passion for this hobby without abandoning the office. Many of our best photos of pyjamas on the website are shot in the garden!
I am a keen environmentalist and those of you that follow The Pyjama House Blog will know that we donate money to plant trees with some of the profits that are generated from selling our PJs. Specifically we donate money to a charity Planting Mangrove Trees in Madagascar, a project that not only helps sequester carbon, it also employs local people in one of the poorest parts of the world.
So I was really taken by the project Bees for Development who were sponsored by a company at Chelsea to promote themselves last year. I was intrigued by their story and immediately signed up a Pyjama House monthly Direct Debit. We have now been sponsoring them for a year and have every intention of continuing.
The work they do is inspiring. Bees for Development is a global charity which aims to make the life of poorer people in remote parts of the world better with bees. They promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity.
Any other gardners and conservationists know that we all get so much from bees as they pollinate food crops and wild plants. Helped by the charity, honey bees are used to enable people to make a living through working with nature and harvesting honey and beeswax. Beekeeping is low cost, sustainable, and has the greatest effect on those who have the very least.
Bees for Development shares beekeeping skills with people in the poorest communities of the world, giving a reliable, sustainable income for life. They use local skills, local materials and local bees.
Click on the links above and join The Pyjama House in supporting this fantastic project today!