About Not Before Tea

Not Before Tea is a British children's brand, based around the Adventures of Sherb and Pip story books, written by 10 year old Henry Patterson. Dubbed Britain's youngest entrepreneur by the media, Henry has created all the products, which are made in England.The collection, beautifully illustrated by artist Becky Down, are based on characters in the book including Vera Vole, Sherb the Owl and Billy the Cat.The company's flagship design, a montage of all the characters, features on an oil cloth range of bags and wash bags.Other products include pyjama cases, framed prints, DoodlePots (fabric art kits), fairy doors, cards, invitations, cushions, traditional cotton play smocks, aprons, purses and the books.The company uses organic fabric and avoids plastics where possible. It uses FCS accredited paper for its printing and cards.The Independent's One to Watch page featured Henry in August 2014, when his Buckingham based company made its debut. Henry has been the subject of media coverage by other distinguished titles including Forbes magazine and was the youngest person ever to be interviewed on CNBC's breakfast business show Squawk Box. He recently appeared on British prime time show: The One Show with Richard Branson.