The Plant a Bloomer range has been developed by Rani Deshpande. Rani worked in graphics, gift design and publishing, before establishing her design studio, Rani Deshpande Unique Creations, in 2004.
For one of her first clients, Rani designed a wedding favour; a beautiful flower embedded with seeds. Created from a unique seed paper made from recycled materials, the flower could be ‘planted’— to grow seedlings! The plantable flower proved hugely popular and soon became much sought-after as a memorable and environmentally friendly wedding favour.
Rani's work is informed by her passion for colour, texture and style. She takes pleasure in working with everyday materials to create unique products that will delight and surprise.
Stockists: The Plant a Bloomer range is currently stocked by independent gift shops and galleries nationwide and in Europe.
In 2009 Rani launched ‘Plant a Heart’ for Valentine’s Day, the very first design in the Little Bloomers range. Recommended in numerous publications and shortlisted for eco-friendly Gift of the Year, Little Bloomers were an instant hit and continue to be a best-seller today.
In 2012 Rani launched Woodland Friends greeting cards, which take their inspiration from forest creatures of the British isles and were recommended in Vogue magazine upon their launch. Rani's latest creation, 'Endangered' is a range of 8 greeting-gifts, featuring animals in danger of extinction, which come with a needle and thread, and can be embroidered. In 2020, in response to the lockdown Rani launched ‘Weave-Me craft kits’, a concept which facilitates creativity and craft in a convenient greeting card format.