So you searched online for a Bee’s Knees Knee Pads coupon code, and all you found was this blog post. What gives?
Let me introduce myself. I’m Sara Bee, the Bee behind the pricey pole dance knee pads. If I may, I’d like to tell you why The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad costs what it costs.
BKKP uses only ethical production.
The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad is not mass market manufactured. They are not purchased cheap in bulk from a massive distributor, then private labeled and marked up like the things you find on Amazon. Instead The Bee’s Knees Knee pad is small batch produced right here in the USA, using a cut and sew team in Massachusetts, elastic made in Rhode Island, fabric made in New York and dyed in California. Every single person involved in making The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad is compensated fairly for their skills and labor.
BKKP’s products are specifically designed for pole dance.
The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad wasn’t designed to be cheap or easy to make. It was designed to be good for what pole dancers do. It boasts the most features in a single knee pad. In general, the more features a product has, the more costly it is to make. The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad has nine component parts and several features—hook and loop straps, removable pad inserts, four standard sizes, five skin shades, gripper elastic on the inside to minimize slipping, and an open back design. All of these parts and features add to the cost, but they also contribute to the thoughtful design.
BKKP is size and skin inclusive.
BKKP values inclusion. Four sizes and strap extenders mean The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad fits more people than any other pole dance knee pad does. We disrupted the industry in 2019 by being the first pole dance knee pad brand to offer multiple shades of nude. I launched the Nudes in April 2019 with four different skin colors. Then in March 2021, Nudes 2.0 re-opened boasting a fifth option and richer and more nuanced tones. The reason other brands don’t bother? Because maintaining multiple colorways and sizes costs more, and those costs eat into profit margins. One-size-fits-all products available in limited colors are designed with an eye on profit first and foremost. All of BKKP’s pole dance essentials are designed for the people who use them.
BKKP represents slow fashion.
What happens when your inexpensive volleyball knee pads go flat after a few weeks? You probably continue to wear them anyway, even though they offer no protection, then throw them out and get a new pair. What a waste! The shelf life of The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad is measured in years, not weeks. I myself am a pole instructor who teaches 5 classes per week, and I’ve had two pairs of Black Hearts in 4 years. Fellow pole instructor Lucia was the first customer in the online shop way back in October 2018, and she still teaches in her Black Hearts every Friday night. With a little care and the occasional pad insert refresh, The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad can last you years and reduce fashion waste.
BKKP is a one woman show.
There’s no one else here but me. I conduct the market research, design the products, source the materials, contract the labor, and oversee the development of every product here at BKKP. As the solopreneur behind BKKP, I handle it all: product development, marketing, web design, SEO, copywriting, bookkeeping, quality control, packaging, shipping, customer care, social media management, brand strategy, inventory, graphic design, and more. I promise you, I’m not making a mint, but this is my work. When you shop my small business, you are supporting me. Thank you.
Now that you know all that goes into it, you can see why The Bee’s Knees Knee Pad— and all the other well made and thoughtfully designed products by BKKP Pole Dance Essentials— costs what it costs.
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