Benita founded The Abstract Bee in 2015 after leaving her graduate job in the world of Investment Banking. She wanted to influence the growing evolution of interior design. There was a new demand for items which were both on trend and also eco-friendly. Benita wanted to use her creative voice to spread awareness on reducing our carbon footprint through making thoughtfully hand-crafted pieces. Where possible all of Benita's products are both eco and vegan friendly throughout the entire lifecyle of the product - from the suppliers, to the in-house manufacturing, and product usage. She hand makes all of her products at her warehouse in Berkshire, from candles, to jewellery, to coasters and the odd bit of woodwork and DIY! Benita is currently expanding her wedding range and working on new eco-friendly homewares.