After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1999, Catherine launched her eponymous label. Underpinned by a very English sense of wit and whimsy, designs are bold, spirited and evoke a warm sense of nostalgia, inspired by Catherine’s own craft-filled upbringing. All the yarn used in their production is ethically sourced from high-quality spinners that abide by strict animal welfare policies. Catherine Tough's products are designed at their Hackney HQ where most of the products are also made and hand-finished, with some being outsourced to a traditional mill in Scotland and a factory in Portugal with whom they have a longstanding relationship.