Today is the day.
After nearly a year of carefully listening to our customers, refining our direction & working with one of the best design firms in the business…I am proud to announce the launch of Handcrafted HoneyBee's new website!
The custom site that the team from Aeolidia designed & implemented for us is simply breathtaking. They have helped us to create an immersive experience that feels smart & cool, with just the right amount of geekiness.
From big splashy visuals to small but significant details, you could literally spend hours looking around–I know I sure have!
The Journey of 1,000 Miles Begins With a Single Step
It's tempting to look at a finished creation and see it as inevitable. An overnight accomplishment. But nothing could be further from the truth. This is the culmination of months of strategic planning, focus, hard work & determination–all essential ingredients for turning a Big Dream into a reality.
It started last year in late July, when we had wrapped up 15 weeks of craft fairs, pitching & non-stop travel. We took a close, careful look at the customers we met at those shows.
We saw moms, grandmothers & aunts buying kits as projects for the young girls in their lives. We found women seeking healthier skin care options for themselves & concerned about establishing good healthy habits for their girls. We met people, incredibly distressed about the media bombarding their girls, looking for an alternative of hope.
If you were there at one of our shows, we saw you. If you wrote us & shared your story, we heard you. We met you. And you altered the trajectory of our business for the better.
We got to work building something special just for you & the young women in your life. From the contents & design of our educational kits to the packaging of our natural skin care collection, we developed an entirely new look with clean lines, fascinating patterns & interesting information. It was everything a smart girl could want.
But it wasn't enough.
We needed our online store to make shopping a breeze & checkout as easy as possible. We dreamed up a gallery of user-created content to highlight some of the amazing girls who use our kits. We wanted a special place to help kit creators find inspiring videos, tips & tricks, and educational materials.
So after Aeolidia developed a top-notch look for our brand, they set to work on creating an unparalleled online experience. And now it's ready for you.
Would You Like a Guided Tour?
If you haven't had the chance to look around yet, here are a few of the awesome locations that you'll encounter on a tour of the new website:
Your Home Base: The Main Page
This is your one-stop-shop. Your home base. Your hub. You can find everything on the site from the Main Page, and you can always find your way back to it just by clicking on the Handcrafted HoneyBee logo at the top or bottom of each page.
Find out more about the family behind this family-owned business by visiting our About Page. You'll also learn more about what we believe and you'll get to meet the rest of our growing team.
This is one of my absolute favorite pages. The Maker Gallery is a collection of pictures that lets girls show off their skin care kit creations. It inspires me every time I look at it, and I hope that you'll feel the same.
Where to Find Us
Wondering how to shop local and still get your natural skin care fix? We've got you covered. This beautiful Store Locator map will help you find our products in a town near you. There's also a handy link at the bottom where you can also submit a suggestion for retail locations in your area.
Finding Your Way Around the Site
There's so much more I could show you, but why don't you look around yourself for a bit? You can find anything you need by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top-left corner of every page and entering a key word. (It's located in the Menu if you're viewing the site on your phone.)
The website may be finished, but the work is only just beginning. Together with your help, we are placing educational kits & natural skin care products in the hands of smart girls & women. Every. Single. Day.
And Handcrafted HoneyBee is very similar to the women we serve.
"Though she be but little, she is fierce."