Lotus Belle tents was founded by Harriet Seddon who grew up in the south west of England. She spent large parts of her childhood camping with her family. Resonating with the gypsy lifestyle and as a young teenager she went to live in a tent throughout the summer months. Hari’s mum would often wake her in the mornings from her “tent bedroom” so she wouldn’t be late for school. At just 19 Harriet was in her first year of a design degree when she first drew the initial ideas for what became known as the Lotus Belle tent.
In 2012 Lotus Belle went in to its first year of commercial production. In August of that year, intrepid traveller Jessica Walsh, was working in the UK on the festival circuit, where she came across one of the first models of Lotus Belle Tent. As a passionate environmentalist, Jessica recognised the potential for this product to help remove the issues she had witnessed with the waste and throwaway culture associated with nylon tents. She soon coined the company now eponymous motto ‘Tents for Life, Not the Landfill.’