The Honeypot Children's Charity Collection

We are proud to showcase our collaborative collection with The Honeypot Children's Charity; White Leather Trainers with Rainbows and hand-painted Queen Bee design, and our newest Hand-Poured Elderflower & Honeysuckle candle. All purchases directly support Honeypot Children's Charity's incredible work.
  • Supporting Young Carers

    Help us support The Honeypot Children's Charity - and their incredibly vital work with Young Carers aged 5 - 12 years old.
  • Direct Aid

    Granting young carers access to residential breaks and protecting mental health with digital & face-to-face support services.
  • £30,000+ Raised

    Since we first partnered with Honeypot in 2020, we've reached some incredible milestones - changing lives along the way.

How We're Helping to Make a Difference

In May 2020, we started working with The Honeypot Children's Charity - donating £20 from each pair of Hoxton Rainbow Trainers sold, helping them to support young carers between the ages of 5-12 years old. Following the incredible response received, we deepened our collaboration in the summer of 2023, when we launched our Hoxton Queen Bee trainers, using an original, hand-painted watercolour illustration that we commissioned. The addition of our latest hand-poured, coconut & rapeseed wax candle, The Buzz, has just launched for Autumn 2023, with a beautiful and luxurious honeysuckle and elderflower scent. 

Since 1996, Honeypot have been working to enhance the lives of young carers and give them an opportunity to make happy childhood memories by offering respite and learning breaks and a face-to-face outreach programme. Many of the families that Honeypot support are financially disadvantaged and young carers, because of their caring responsibilities at home, tend to fall behind in school and experience a higher level of bullying than in the general population of young children. 

Since 2020, with your incredible support, we've been able to raise over £30,000 for The Honeypot Children's Charity.

Simmi Woodwal

Chief Executive of Honeypot Children's Charity
" We are immensely proud and excited to be partnering with Cocorose who have launched a beautiful line of products to help raise crucial funds for our young carers. 

The money raised will support our basket of services which are designed to support young carers, from the age of 5, so they can make happy childhood memories and build brighter futures. This is achieved with our stress-busting respite breaks, educational breaks, Outreach programme, Wellbeing Fund and Pastoral Service – all of which help tailor a unique journey for each individual child. 

Thank you Cocorose for your continued support in the most creative and meaningful ways. "

Our Honeypot Story - by Janan

Rainbows of Hope

As the days ticked by during the first lockdown, my daughter Elin and I noticed more and more rainbows cropping up in the windows of neighbouring homes. Elin joined in and drew her rainbow too. Rainbows, always an icon of hope, had also become a symbol of gratitude and support throughout this time. Economically, the pandemic has caused a global catastrophe, but perhaps the more hidden cost of the pandemic is the effect that it had and will continue to have on mental health, particularly in children and young adults. Having our young daughter Elin brought the seriousness of the situation very close to heart, and Gareth and I found ourselves discussing the broader impact on the next generation... We wanted to do something to help.
April, 2020

Our Design is Born

Using Elin's drawing as inspiration, I designed our very first Hoxton Rainbow Trainer. We partnered with The Honeypot Children's Charity and pledged to donate £20 from each pair sold to aid their incredible work - helping to support young carers. We successfully launched our new footwear range during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, in two signature colourways; Dove Grey and White. It was extremely important to us to maintain the high quality of our footwear range, continuing to work with our fantastic production team and supporting the art of handmade shoes to bring this project to life.
Mental Health Awareness Week - May, 2020

Milestones Reached

Fast-forward to 2022, by which time we had been able to raise £30,000 for The Honeypot Children's Charity - which wouldn't have been possible without your incredible support! We continue to receive fantastic reviews on these trainers - praising their supreme comfort levels, wearability and longevity. It's no wonder our Hoxton range is such a hit! Thank you for each and every order and review; it means so much as the designer behind these shoes.
February, 2022

The Queen Bee

As with most of the best ideas, a collaborative effort is key. I was having a chat with Cherene, a dear friend and loyal Cocoroser, and she asked me when I was going to design a pair of our Hoxton trainers using the Queen Bee illustration that we had commissioned for our tote bags. The idea buzzed around for a long time, as juggling a young family and design inspiration don't often go hand in hand! Sometimes, though, the best things really do take time to perculate, and finally, months on, The Queen Bee came to life and launched to a highly anticipating family of Cocorosers.
Summer of 2023

The Buzz

The latest addition to our Honeypot collection is The Buzz, a beautiful and luxurious hand-poured, Honeysuckle & Elderflower natural wax candle. I was conscious of ensuring a clear link with Honeypot - hence using Honeysuckle and designing the most stunning honeycomb structure on our label. I absolutely love how this candle keeps in with the rest of our candle collection, but has a clear link to Honeypot. It has been an absolute pleasure designing our range of collaborative products with Honeypot, and we have so much more to come!
Autumn of 2023

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