Introducing our new children's bath time products from Little B by Bramley
As a luxury family brand, we are always looking for ways to look after the little people that stay with us just as much as we do for the grown-ups. So, we are delighted to share with you that all of our family sized rooms in all five of our hotels will now include gorgeous Little B by Bramley bath time products.
To find out more about the brand and the products, we recently spoke to founder Chloe Luxton:
What inspired you to create Bramley?
I knew I always wanted to have my own company, and I have a love of natural beauty products, so when we bought our family pub, it was a natural progression for me to create Bramley. There were 8 bedrooms at the pub and we needed a range of products for the bathrooms, I looked at what was on the market for hotel amenities and realised that there was no one doing what we wanted for the pub (natural, refillable, beautiful products), so I created Bramley.
Initially the products were purely for the pub guests to enjoy during their stay, and then the guests and fellow pub owners asked if they could buy it for their homes or the loos in their establishments, and it grew from there. It has been slow, organic growth, which has suited me because it worked around my small family; now we’re stocked in over 500 hotels, pubs & restaurants as well as being in key retailers such as Fortnum & Mason
What is the ethos behind the brand?
I wanted to bottle that feeling you get when you’ve had the most amazing weekend away (at a hotel that has Bramley in the bedrooms of course!), and you come home with a bottle of our Body Wash in your bag – the feeling you get each time you use it, when it transports you back to that weekend away, where you felt truly relaxed & happy.
How important is sustainability to you?
Incredibly important to us, sustainability is at the core of Bramley’s brand. When I launched Bramley in 2012, I set out to change the excessive overuse of plastics and mass-produced formulations used in the hospitality industry. With sustainability at the core, I created a range of small-batch, refillable, natural products that went on to challenge how hotels, and their guests, viewed amenities in their rooms.
Our 100% recyclable plastic bottles are made using sugarcane rather than finite fossil fuels in their manufacture, we offer refillable glass bottles, family-sized 1 litres and 5 litres on our website. All our packaging materials are 100% recyclable and our marketing materials use natural inks.
We want to tread lightly on our fragile planet and not leave our mark for the wrong reasons.
What is your favourite product in the range?
That’s so unfair, it’s like asking me which is my favourite child! If I had to choose, I think it would be a toss up between our Hand Wash and the Exfoliating Body Wash, but I honestly love them all and use most of them everyday. Oh, and the Room Spray is lovely too.
Tell us a little about your new range, Little B?
As a mother of three young children, my mission was to find a range of bath & body products with a strict ingredients policy but at the same time looked beautiful & playful in the bathroom.
Identifying a clear gap in the market, I created Little B, which now sits alongside our award-winning Bramley bath & body collection. By blending the very best in essential oils for little ones, and the highest quality of sustainably sourced natural ingredients, Little B helps calm and soothe just before bed – which is exactly what we need in our house!
It took a while to come up with the design, and it was a chance meeting with Sus Taylor, an amazing illustrator as well as a brilliant journalist, that became the starting point for the Little B label designs. The playful Little B woodland friends found on each of the bottles make bath time that little bit more fun.
And what Little B products can our younger guests look forward to in their rooms?
They will find our Little B Hair & Body Wash and our Little B Bubble Bath. With both, we've bottled the feeling of time spent in the countryside so you can wash and bathe away a day of play. They have a mix of citrus based and lavender essential oils to sooth and nourish even the most delicate of skin, leaving little ones ready for bed.
What are your top tips for a relaxing family break?
I think when you have young children, there is no such thing as a completely relaxed family break!
My top tips would be to stay in a family-friendly hotel or resort, such as a Luxury Family Hotel, where there are babysitting facilities or kid’s clubs, so the children are entertained for at least part of the day and you can relax by the pool.
One of the best ways to holiday with young children is to pair up with another family who have similarly aged offspring, they will all play happily together whilst you have other grown ups to share the cooking (and wine) with.
I would also recommend having a pack of playing cards, a book or colouring book & pencils in your bag at all times, so if you need to wait for an extended amount of time, you’ve got bits to entertain them with to hand.
To book your next family stay with us, please visit our website.