RenaRena Krouse is the founder, owner and director of design at Green Bee Tea Towels. She started her maker journey selling vintage home goods and accessories, but she quickly realized she needed to find a more creative outlet. That’s when she was stung by the creative bee!

Rena started screen-printing her first designs in 2015 and draws inspiration from vintage, botanical and natural images. Since that first line of cotton Pyrex-inspired tea towels, Rena’s creativity has flourished and the company’s designs have expanded dramatically. They are now appreciated by the Kansas City maker community, as well as customers in all 50 states. Rena travels all over the country with her tea towels, and loves meeting new customers and discovering new landscapes.

She and her team strive to create products that are not only beautiful and fun, but also functional and durable. The company now employs six talented and dedicated team members:

EmmiMore than an assistant, Emmi is Rena’s right-hand lady. She works tirelessly day in and day out in the studio alongside Rena, helping to print all of Green Bee’s many designs. In addition to printing, Emmi also provides support for craft shows throughout the Midwest.

Mary - Green BeeEvery great team needs outstanding quality control. Mary not only handles crucial tasks like washing, drying and ironing towels—making towels squeaky clean before they are printed—but she also makes sure that they are up to Green Bee’s high standards.

MonicaGreen Bee’s screen printing extraordinaire. Monica clocks hours of printing every day. She is key to getting our designs into homes all across the land. She brings spunk and humor to the studio all while jumping between all of our designs and colors.

TaraTara is Green Bee’s part-time, powerhouse laundress. Between her multiple gigs and running Lost & Found Design, she still manages to make time to pop in the studio and wash, wash, wash!

MaddyMaddy is one of Green Bee’s newest worker bees. She’s working on learning all of the ropes, from printing to pulling orders. She brings an exceptional fashion sense, Crocs, and great attitude to work every day!

GabbyGabby is another new worker bee at Green Bee Tea Towels. She brings an overachieving spirit to the job, and puts her all into learning and mastering the ins and outs of tea towel life.

 

Support PupsAnd of course, Green Bee’s emotional support! Walter, Sammy, and Vivian all provide crucial support year round.

The Green Bee team works hard to ensure that each and every product is high-quality and unique. Read more about us here.