Love What You Do.
Raised in a family of artists, Rebecca Pearcy was just doing what she loved when Queen Bee Creations started in her bedroom in 1996 -- creating art, singing, sewing and making people smile through her unique sense of style, color and detail.
The Queen Bee Creations (and Chickpea Baby Line of Diaper Bags)
Queen Bee Creations offers unique handbags and accessories, with the Chickpea Baby line for the hip mom and dad looking for a functional and fun diaper bag. Once familiar with Queen Bee’s line of bags, her simple, colorful and quality designs can be spotted from local yoga classes to international airports.
Love The Earth.
A ginkgo leaf. A poppy flower. Birds singing. Ms. Pearcy’s whimsical designs often feature nature and its colorful simplicity. Likewise, Ms. Pearcy is also passionate about ensuring Queen Bee’s environmental responsibilities through products that ensure that nature’s colors and shapes remain perfect.
Ms. Pearcy continuously researches utilizing increasingly sustainable materials in her bags and accessories, from re-wool (recycled wool felt), to recycled Banner Bags, created from used banners from local organizations like the Portland Art Museum. Each stylish Banner Bag also helps keep one more banner from nature’s landfills.
Love Keeping Jobs Local
All Queen Bee and Chickpea Baby bags and accessories are “Made In Portland.” The company’s hive and headquarters are located at 1847 E. Burnside, and includes a sewing machine room where you’ll find the business’ talented sewers who provide the local quality behind each bag. Thirteen local Bee employees are able to create 300-500 bags and accessories each week, and even more during the busy holiday season. Understanding the economic impact in our local Portland neighborhoods, Ms. Pearcy is also passionate about keeping production and quality of her bag line, Portland-made.
Love Your Local Bank
While building a fast growing business, Ms. Pearcy acknowledges that the financial aspects of a business are often new territory for an artist. Although it may take time to become comfortable with, “sometimes part of the business growth game is to spend money to build your business,” she has learned. With her banking relationship with Albina’s Social Impact Banking Office, Ms. Pearcy has also found her “best banking experience yet.” Albina is proud to provide a business banking relationship to help keep up with the things that inspire the Queen Bee the most.