Since it is International women’s day, I would like to introduce a young women of incredible skill and determination who is single handedly transforming “glamping” across the globe.
Hari Seddon is a 30 year old mother of two, former textiles teacher and a tent designer.
Last autumn, I thought it would be a great idea to set up a small festival camping business using bell tents. Whilst searching on google for lovely pictures to use, I came across these beauties.
I couldn’t believe how unique and different they were. I managed to find out what they were called and that’s how I found Hari.
Hari first came up with her design in 2005. It took her approximately 6 years from first having the idea to getting them manufactured and the first shipment arrived in the UK in 2012.
Lotus Belle tents are made form the finest heavy weight, cream coloured cotton canvas, they have giant wooden toggles and a beautiful wooden central pole. Everything about a Lotus Belle tent is luxurious. Owning 40 of them I can definitely vouch for the fact that Hari’s tents are incredible quality, extremely durable and a definite show stopper.
“Glamping” as people call it, is incredibly popular now, all over the globe but “glamping” tents remain limited in design. You can get a standard bell tent, which was first designed in the 1850s and made popular by the British Cavalry in the Crimean war. Alternatively you could camp in a yurt – traditionally dwelling places of the Scythians, a horse riding, nomadic nation who lived in Asia 3000 years ago. There is also the option of a tipi, a traditional Native American dwelling that has also been around for several hundred years.
You can probably see where I am going with this…..I find it remarkable that no one, until Hari came along, had designed a modern day luxury tent.
Hari’s incredible Lotus Belles are now gracing the campsites across the globe and providing a contemporary tent for “glampers” world wide.
What an inspiration.
If you wish to purchase your very own Lotus Belle, you can do so from. www.lotusbelle.co.uk