Meet Nick & Kath
Meet Nick & Kath Whitworth. In 1990 an advert in the local paper caught their eye, offering a small boot-making business for sale. They bought it with just seven pairs in stock and taught themselves to sew them. They didn’t know at the time, but this was to be the biggest adventure of their lives. Once they’d built up a local following of their Ugg style boots they registered the ‘Ugg’ trademark. This proved a good move as they later sold UK rights to the name enabling them to re-invest in the company. They then became the Celtic Sheepskin company and it was around this time that the now iconic bootee slipper was born, more recently re-branding as Celtic & Co., to better reflect the range of high-quality clothing alongside the boots and slippers we were originally known for. Celtic & Co. employ over 80 staff in Newquay, Cornwall to help manage the needs of a growing global company. Celtic & Co. will always be a family run business with Nick and Kath and their daughter Clare at the very heart of it.
30 Years Young
Celtic & Co. design and create enduring contemporary pieces using the finest natural fibres because they are renewable, sustainable and a pleasure to wear. Our heritage and expertise is in crafting sheepskin, we’ve been making sheepskin slippers, boots and accessories in Cornwall for over 30 years.
We work with British designers and manufacturers who share our passion and expertise for sourcing the best natural materials. By keeping our supply chain as local as possible, we reduce our environmental impact whilst supporting local industries.
We work hard to minimise our impact on the environment by choosing natural, sustainable and organic fibres over toxic, synthetic and non-biodegradable materials. We think that using natural fibres such as sheepskin and wool is the only sustainable fashion choice as they are renewable, hard-wearing and a pleasure to wear.
Celtic & Co. is an award winning business. More recently being recognized by Her Majesty the Queen for Enterprise in the International Trade category, the highest official UK award for British business.
We are intrinsically proud of our heritage. If you would like to learn more about Celtic & Co. we have an incredibly diverse blog which is updated on a regular basis. Learn more about Celtic & Co. and the story of how it all began by clicking here or view our mission statement here. To learn about the many awards we have collected over the years click here, or to learn more about the Queen's award view here. We are constantly working with our local community and getting involved in some inspiring projects, find out more here.