Firstly, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to visit my website; I could not be more grateful for the ongoing support.
My name is Bethany Holland, founder of Bethany Rae.
I work for the NHS Ambulance Service, am a beloved dachshund mum and country girl at heart.
I began Bethany Rae in 2017, under the name 'The Country Ladies Closet'. From humble beginnings, sparked from a combination of my passion for vintage and my love for the countryside.
Purchasing a handful of vintage country themed scarves from a local vintage sale and selling to friends, I began to gradually expand my collection, also later introducing my now well known handmade vintage mink boot tassels.
As the business grew, I dreamt of launching my own line of accessories.
Having invested every penny earnt selling vintage back into the business, in 2019 I was able to launch my very own line of luxury cowhide leather accessories.
I came across a small cowhide seller in London, with each cowhide product being as unique as a fingerprint, I fell in love with their products and felt compelled to got talking to them!
My wonderful supplier is a family business who split their time between crafting cowhides in Pakistan & trading in the UK. With 10 years of crafting experience, they use by-product hides to handmake the accessory range you see today.
Working together to design logos for the collection (we rebranded at this point too) alongside products I felt were missing from the market, together we have built Bethany Rae; a growing brand standing for the use of natural materials to create perfectly one of a kind, breathtaking unique products.
All of these are hand-selected, individually photographed and packed from my office in Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset.
2020 marked the launch of our very own clothing line. Visiting our supplier in London we were shown breathtaking handmade Toscana garments and knew they belonged with Bethany Rae. Each piece is handmade by expert crafters, with bespoke orders and plus sizes also available to our customers.
Visit our flagship store - lavender moon
In the heart of Old Town Poole, Dorset & home to Bethany Rae, Lavender Moon is my sister company and first ever bricks and mortar store!
Based upon a love for Boho and Western style, with an added touch of holistics; Lavender Moon is home to quirky boho and western inspired clothing, cowhides, crystals, silver jewellery and unique gifts.
Fast forward through a global pandemic to 2022 and we were full on with back to back shows & a new wholesale contract with Salt & Bracken and lots of exciting new lines!
2023 has only just begun, but it has seen the launch of my very first bricks and mortar store Lavender Moon, in the heart of my hometown Poole. Now you can see our beautiful cowhides in person, anytime!
Thank you for taking the time to read our journey so far, I hope you love the products as much as I do.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions,or for help finding your unique cowhide. I will respond as soon as I can.
Lots of love,