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'I have actually seen loads of dead bees this year'
- Joe's younger sister, Molly

I think it was a couple of months back that I read an article in ELLE magazine about bees. I can't think of the name, I can't remember which issue it was- but it really struck a chord with me, and it wasn't until that day that I properly realised how important they really are to us.

Aside from that infamous Alex Monroe piece, listening to 'Queen Bee' herself (always) and biting into a Crunchie (which I realise has little connection to the honey bee) I never stop to think about how hard these little creatures really work, and how important they really are to us. Plus, although the quote above was said in slight jest, it pretty much hits the nail on the head, and brings light to a pretty sad and serious message. In short; these creatures are one of the major pollinators of the crops we need (and love), and by using harmful pesticides, they're slowing dying out- meaning there's no one to spread the seeds of these crops, and keep the food we love growing and the people on the planet full of goodness and fresh nutrients. 17 IMG_6006p So- the Environmental Justice Foundation have created the 'JUST… BIG TREES little bees’ campaign- in order to raise some pennies to prevent the worst from happening. With this, they've also opened a wee pop up shop tucked away just off of Carnaby Street in Kingsly Court, open until the middle of September. With t-shirts created by The Rodnik band, Vivienne Westwood, Kenzo and Luella (safe to say I made a purchase- come ON, Luella) and some exclusively designed bee inspired t-shirts (with new ones dropping this week) as well as vegan leather rainbow backpacks and gorgeous handmade accessories (plus, honey- duh)- we've been pretty spoiled. So, if you're in the area, or y'know on the internet (which you certainly are, young lady/man) then please head over here for a quick peek- and help a brother, and the bees out- they're worth it. 16 IMG_5998p IMG_5993p

‘JUST… BIG TREES little bees’ is open Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm and on Sundays 12pm – 6pm until mid-September. You can also buy online here

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'I have actually seen loads of dead bees this year'
- Joe's younger sister, Molly

I think it was a couple of months back that I read an article in ELLE magazine about bees. I can't think of the name, I can't remember which issue it was- but it really struck a chord with me, and it wasn't until that day that I properly realised how important they really are to us.

Aside from that infamous Alex Monroe piece, listening to 'Queen Bee' herself (always) and biting into a Crunchie (which I realise has little connection to the honey bee) I never stop to think about how hard these little creatures really work, and how important they really are to us. Plus, although the quote above was said in slight jest, it pretty much hits the nail on the head, and brings light to a pretty sad and serious message. In short; these creatures are one of the major pollinators of the crops we need (and love), and by using harmful pesticides, they're slowing dying out- meaning there's no one to spread the seeds of these crops, and keep the food we love growing and the people on the planet full of goodness and fresh nutrients. 17 IMG_6006p So- the Environmental Justice Foundation have created the 'JUST… BIG TREES little bees’ campaign- in order to raise some pennies to prevent the worst from happening. With this, they've also opened a wee pop up shop tucked away just off of Carnaby Street in Kingsly Court, open until the middle of September. With t-shirts created by The Rodnik band, Vivienne Westwood, Kenzo and Luella (safe to say I made a purchase- come ON, Luella) and some exclusively designed bee inspired t-shirts (with new ones dropping this week) as well as vegan leather rainbow backpacks and gorgeous handmade accessories (plus, honey- duh)- we've been pretty spoiled. So, if you're in the area, or y'know on the internet (which you certainly are, young lady/man) then please head over here for a quick peek- and help a brother, and the bees out- they're worth it. 16 IMG_5998p IMG_5993p

‘JUST… BIG TREES little bees’ is open Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm and on Sundays 12pm – 6pm until mid-September. You can also buy online here

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28 comments:

  1. The designs on those t-shirts look so fun. Bees are killed so often by people as they think that they'll sting them - but they only really sting you when they feel that they're under attack. Bees are SO important. I should be going into London within a week so I'll definitely check out the shop before it closes! Great cause.

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  2. anything to help the little bees! especially love the 'HELP' tee

    Jess x

    everydayjess.com

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  3. Looks awesome! Your outfit is adorable!

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  4. I'll have to look online and check them out! xx

    -Trina
    trinawears.com

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  5. Amazing photos! i love that "Help" shirt the design is great!

    I'm giving away a MAC Lipstick on my blog if you'd like to enter!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I've always had a strong fascination with bees so I'm glad the word is starting to get out and people are doing their part in saving them. I'll definitely be checking out the online shop!

    www.whimsydarling.com

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  7. It's nice to see you getting involved - I really do love the t-shirts! I always feel in such an uplifted mood when you do such an ethical post :)

    Chloe.

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  8. This is such an amazing Pop up shop, and an awesome cause too! I love all those tee's! xxx



    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Loove these t-shirts, I'll definitely have to get my hands on one to help the cause!

    Lots of love, Alex from Bambella Blog xxx

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  10. The Poster for 'They Go, We Go' is so simple but so effective and really gets the message across! I love this post so much!
    http://agnesandelle.blogspot.co.uk/

    Cat xx

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  11. I hadn't heard of this foundation before so thanks! Would love to check out the pop up shop :)

    http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. This is such a wonderful idea. I adore bees and have had loads in my garden this year, they love lavender! I'll definitely be picking up a tee :)
    x

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  13. Nice! You look soo cute... I like pop up stores, I've seen a few around London Town...


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/prettylittletitch

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  14. I love this post! I spent last summer working on the save the bees campaign with friends of the earth - they ARE so important! - and I will definitely be checking out this online shop :) xx

    www.jessthetics.wordpress.com

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  15. This is such a nice post, and in aid of a really great cause! I might have a look at some of the T-shirts online :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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  16. It's important to save bees, but I don't think that "because then there won't be honey!" should be one of the main issues when giving reasons as to why people should support this campaign. It's selfish, it's lazy. Bees do not exist solely to provide us with honey.

    I'm not as yet decided on the ethics involved in the consumption of honey, and it's for people to decide themselves. For most who follow a vegan diet, honey is very much off the menu; that is why I avoid it, and I think there should be more awareness about the implications of keeping bees for honey. Apart from that, great cause and thanks for the post, I didn't know about it before.

    (My username is ridiculous. Apologies.)

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  17. It always upsets me when I see dead bees on the street, I know how important they are. Love the t-shirts! :)

    Roshni’s Journey

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  18. Bees are so cute! Love your outfit! xx

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  19. I didn't realise how important they were until you mentioned it! I always just think of them as creatures I run away from haha!
    Nice post though, want to pick some of that honey up :)
    Alicekatex ♥

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  20. Its always lovely reading posts that are different from usual, and seeing how important these little creatures are. They are so sweet and humble so its nice they got some recognition!

    -Birdyblue xx

    P.S That honey looks delicious! x

    www.birdybluesky.blogspot.co.uk

    www.

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  21. Love these t-shirts, especially the HELP one! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  22. I love ethical fashion with an ethos. The clothes actually look gorge as well!

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I really liked this post , I really want a t-shirt . overall loved the post and LOOVVEE your blog .x

    Beverly | Beverlysbit.blogspot.com

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  24. Love these tees how ute are they!?
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  25. Its such a shame that some people still don't understand the importance of bees, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

    Such a great post! Thanks for sharing.

    Hannah
    x
    www.daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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  26. I remember reading that in their whole lifetime, bees only produce around 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. Just think how much work goes into a jar!

    http://eisforellen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Bees are possibly my favourite insect ever, and it saddens me to think that what we are doing to the environment is killing them. Definitely a great cause, thank you!
    xx

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