OUR MISSION & STORY
MATERIALS & PRINTS
A HAPPY PLACE
A beautiful collection, designed for woman of all ages and consciously kept at an affordable price point. The designer Kate Barton, began her career working for Laura Ashley over 30 years ago, then set up her own childrenswear brand and subsequently worked with Johnnie Boden to create the brand Mini Boden. Her love of print and great respect for fit are evident in all her collections. The pieces are generously and beautifully cut, in natural fabrics with flattering details in all the right places. They are clothes that will work hard for you, that will take you from school run to dog walk to dinner, and put a spring in your step along the way. We believe all women should be able to access fashion that makes them look and feel good.
PRODUCTS WE LOVE
At Kate Barton we strive to use as many natural materials as possible. For our Spring/Summer Collection we have chosen Rayon for all our prints - it is a natural based material created from wood pulp. It is feels very similar to cotton, is easy to care for and is used widely in the industry because of its breathability. It is our objective going forward that all materials we work with are organic.
We work closely with a very small group of family run suppliers. This allows us to guarantee the quality of our products but we're proud to be holding a long-standing relationship with everyone that works there. Our suppliers use recycled rainwater which is used in the process of dying and printing – this saves on using the water mains. All dyes used in KBD products are azo-free and frequent testing is used to upkeep the standards of practice. Through the support of their partners, all employees that work at our suppliers have medical care inside and outside of work. During the Covid pandemic, all employees have also been vaccinated and continue following sanitation protocol in the workspace.