Interview with Louise, Founder of The Little Allotment Company
A sustainable and easy way to begin a new passion for gardening, Louise of The Little Allotment Company tells us about how she started her company, the favourite gardening kits she's produced and more. Read about The Little Allotment Company and discover why we couldn't be more excited to have them on Yodomo.
How did you start your journey towards creating The Little Allotment Company?
I studied Fashion Business at London College of Fashion many years ago and in more recent years I found a love for being out in nature. I combined my interests and experiences to create The Little Allotment Company, which then led me to launch The Spring Beginner Kit and more recently rebrand and expand the range.
Can you tell us a little bit about the process behind the company?
Behind the scenes at The Little Allotment Company, it is just me at this stage. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of running a small business. I carefully put together all elements of the kits and package each individual order.
What are your favourite materials to work with?
Here at The Little Allotment Company, we are passionate about providing carefully curated kit boxes with the environment in mind. We offer a sample variety of the finest organic seeds together with beautifully designed easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, to begin your gardening journey. All of our products, including packaging, are biodegradable, eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable.
Do you have a favourite kit you’ve produced to date?
My favourite kit is The Spring Beginner Kit. This was the first kit that we launched and has become our bestseller. It’s a great introduction to growing your own and is suitable for such a wide audience.
What is your next project or what’s in the works?
Currently, I am working on collaborative projects, planning for gardening shows coming up in the spring and summer, and a few new kits which I’m super excited to launch, including our kids' range.
What do you do in your spare time?
Most of my spare time is spent up at our family allotment with my daughter, cooking homegrown produce and arranging flowers, which we both really love.
What is some advice you have for aspiring makers?
Trial products and ideas, gain feedback and host pop-ups to develop your range. Collaborate with others, believe in yourself and take time to out to be creative and inspired.