SISTERS HANNAH HODGES AND INDIA HARES
After converting and styling her family home in South West London and creating two colourful nurseries for her children Honey and Rocco, India felt more than a bit inspired. She had successfully merged high street homewares with vintage pieces – including a few steals from her parents’ antique collection (sorry Mum and Dad!), and incorporated colour, texture and embellishment wherever she could.
However the process was time consuming and tricky, especially with two youngsters perched quite literally on her knee. With her background in retail buying India realised she wanted to create a brand for parents of hip children that would offer limited edition, cool homewares pieces that were colourful and playful, but that would not look out of place in grown up interior spaces too. India set about doing just that, and so the idea for Honey Rocks, the name a clever play on the names of India’s two children Honey and Rocco, was born.
A year on and sister Hannah is on board to bring her PR and Marketing expertise. With a background in luxury retail, most recently at Harrods, Hannah has launched brands, run high-profile campaigns and events and managed major shoots. A mother of two girls and one cheeky French Bulldog, Hannah is equally passionate about interiors, and is currently renovating her family home, a Victorian gem in South West London. Look out for her two daughters Lola and Bea popping up in the Honey Rocks story soon.
The sisters also wanted their business to create something tangible for children that need it, and their ROCK Ts partnership with children’s charity FARA, featuring a range of Ts in the brand’s signature Mother Bee design, is already doing just that.