OUR STORY - THE SEED OF AN IDEA

ALL FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

The journey began in 2015 where Laura, the owner, was 22 and a waitress in a busy Glasgow restaurant and her partner, Paul, was a kitchen porter in the same restaurant in the heart of Glasgow. Saving and scrimping where they could while caring for their two kittens, Laura and Paul managed to save £600 (enough to pay rent, food and transport for a month) and left the hospitality sector to start their own business, initially by attending craft fairs at weekends before the business took off almost overnight with an insatiable demand. Laura and Paul have always remained extremely hard working, determined and grateful. 

Inspired by a lifetime of collecting, Botanic Isles was born and through many years of trial and error and experiments - their own way of working was developed and perfected. Botanic Isles is now stocked in around 200 shops around the world.

In 2020, Botanic Isles went international - with 10 stockists in the United States, expanding our team of collectors to Europe, and increasing our range exponentially.

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ON OUR DOORSTEP IN RURAL ANGUS

MEET THE TEAM

HEAD OF POST PRODUCTION

Paul has been a part of a business from the beginning - helping Laura package and dispatch orders, before becoming highly qualified in filing, cutting, casting and flower preservation. All items of jewellery are quality checked by Paul before dispatching to ensure each piece is only of the highest quality.

PAUL MCPARLAND

(expert filer, shaper and resin artisan)

LAURA COOKE

(owner, resin artisan, photographer, customer service, social media)

LYNSEY CHAPMAN

(resin artisan, organiser, dispatcher, photographer, website)

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