Hopefully you caught the first installment of Meet the Outdoor Entrepreneurs, with Megan from PACMAT. If not, I’ll recap the simple idea behind my new series. I love finding new outdoor businesses and, as a blogger, I’ve been lucky enough to come across some amazingly passionate and talented people with great stories and even better ideas. I’m often asked to review new products, or help to spread the word about up and coming ventures. I thought it would be good to go back and dig a little deeper to find out more about the people behind the brand.
My subject this week is Lucy from Bundle Beds. I first came across Bundle Beds when they were launching their Kickstarter campaign at the beginning of last year. I helped to share some social media posts, and once I got my hands on my very own Bundle Bed, I was keen to review and write about this brilliant product. We love our bed, in fact Finn has claimed it as his own and loves sleeping in it when we go camping.
I’ll let Lucy introduce herself and carry on the story…
“I’m Lucy Bartlett, one of the Co-Founders of Bundle Beds, also known as one of the ‘Chief Bundlers’. I met my business partner, James, at a dinner party in 2013 through my husband, Ben (James and Ben were great friends at school), and shortly after decided to set up Bundle Beds. We now run the business together, and at the moment run it as a 24 hour business as James is based in London and I am based in Brunei (although I’ve headed back to the UK for events for the Summer season).”
Proudest moment in business so far?
Winning a Platinum Junior Design Award for Best Travel Product for Parents
What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
Finding someone to make the product. We had several failed attempts at finding a UK factory, and then a factory in China, and had no luck even after 18 months.