A while ago I went to visit my sister and fellow Lovilee writer where she stays in Richards bay. Although a not so likely place to make such a discovery, I discovered a brand called Cath Kidston. As I am a huge Lou Harvey fan, this newly discovered brand appealed to me in more than one way. I had to buy the bag that I saw and obviously bragged with it all over back in Joburg.
We then visited some friends and Kim showed me a set of tea towels that she received as presents from a friend from the UK a week before. I could not believe that these were also by Cath Kidston! I set off to Google again and here is what I discovered…
History of Cath Kidston Ltd
Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 by designer Cath Kidston who opened a small shop in Holland Park, London. Cath started selling vintage fabrics, wallpapers and re-painted furniture she remembered fondly from her childhood. She literally created a new trend by her re-work of the traditional English country house style and became an instant success. Soon she also started to design and sell her own prints and products with the aim to create well-priced, good-quality products which are practical, pretty and original.
There are currently 41 Cath Kidston shops and concessions in the UK, two shops in Ireland, eleven in Japan and three in Korea. The business is also driven by a very busy online shop, mail order and wholesale divisions.
What products are available within the Cath Kidston range?
The product list has expanded rapidly to includes an extensive range of homewares, wallpapers, murals, women’s fashion and accessories and since 2008, also the Cath Kids brand. Cath has also published six books to date, also available from the online store.
There are some really stunning free wallpapers to download from the website here.
Cath also releases an online magazine, with inspiration, recipes and more that can be viewed here.
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about the author
I am a creative at heart, who likes being surrounded by pretty things. My new house was the main inspiration for Lovilee, finding time to prettify, paint and ponder about change. Coffee, lavender, numbers, the color purple and my jeans inspire me. I believe that you should do what you love and love what you do! -