Catherine Tough graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1999, with the vision of turning heritage craft into playful, modern pieces that are a pleasure to wear and use. Inspired by nature, travel and colour, she and her team continue to make products to cherish.
All the yarn used in our production is ethically sourced from high-quality spinners with animal welfare policies in place.
The fleece used in manufacturing the yarns can be traced back to Australia and South America from non-mulesed sources (very nasty practice of removing the skin around the sheep's bottom to prevent flystrike, which is associated with the yarn used in high volume, low-cost garments)
The spinners are members of Wool Mark who have signed up to the RSPCA best practice in Support of the International Wool Textile Organisation Working Document of Animal Welfare and 5 Freedoms
- Freedom from Hunger & Thirst
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from pain.
- Freedom from injury
- Freedom from disease
We have worked with the same factory in Portugal for over ten years and visited them on many occasions, all the staff are treated fairly, and health and safety policies are in place. We do stress out the team with too many colour combinations but they love us really.
Our UK production takes place at our studio in Hackney and a traditional mill in Scotland, we are a very happy team, and you are most welcome to visit us at the studio where we knit, wash, dry, iron, sew and finish every product by hand.
If you have any questions, please get in touch through our contact page.